The improved file sharing basically allows the users to create shareable link for any file stored in Microsoft Teams and also set the appropriate permission. Apart from this, the users can also set permissions for files stored in SharePoint or OneDrive at the time of composing a private chat or starting a new channel conversation.
The users have to follow these steps to share files from OneDrive, from teams and sites that they have access to and from their computers:
- In a channel, click on ‘Attach’, then select one of the options from ‘Recent, Browse Teams and Channels, OneDrive, or Upload from my computer’. Then the users can select the file that they choose to share with others.
- In a chat window, the users need to select ‘Attach’. The options in the chat window are limited to sharing from OneDrive or Upload from my computer.
- The users get the unique link, which they need to copy and paste in a compose box.
When the users share a file from OneDrive, teams, and channels, all the recipients get access to the files along with the default permission that is set at the organisation level. The permissions set on that sharing link are honoured when the user copies and pastes the sharing link. Teams simply uses the file name to link to the file.
In addition to this, Microsoft is also changing the default tenant setting policy for Teams inline message translation. It will be enabled by default for all users if Office 365 admins have not customised the default messaging policy.