@Cecilia, maybe you could reword the Title as "Attach files to a chat as files, not as Onedrive links"?
From a user perspective the file sharing in Teams is quite messed up. As a user I expect that the recipient will get a copy of the file, not a link to a file. There should be an option to send a link to a file (e.g. to keep people access the updated versions of the file), but at the moment access right issues can make the file sharing through Teams app complete dysfunctional.
It seems something has changed ~month ago and I cannot access anymore files send to me over the chat unless the sender is giving me access right to the file (in addition to Drag-and-dropping it to the chat window)
This feature request is still on in the backlog. No new updates available at this time.
Drag and drop for files is needed to the both directions (in and out of Teams).
But what would dragging a folder to Teams actually do? ZIP the whole folder or what?
Unfortunately because of changing priorities, this feature was moved to the backlog. The team hopes to pick it up again in the near future.
Teams file management is horrible. It needs "Save As" function so users do not need to go through (crowded) Downloads folder. There should be "Drag-and-drop" for files received.
This is definitely needed. The Downloads folder gets really crowded if the user does not clean it actively making the Teams' file operations quite a confusing and burden.
Please add "Save as" option to Teams.
This is definitely needed. There is no need to show the URL in chat UI, just replace the link with the document name to keep it short and readable. URL can be shown in a tooltip for example. This is a better solution than URL shortener that is insecure by design.
You may want to correct the spelling to "immediately".