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Jon Chambers
Occasional Contributor

Hello, is there a comprehensive list of the differences between 'Edit in Teams' and 'Edit in xxxx Online' from the files tab?

 

Tab opening seems to be different, Teams has the Start Conversation button, Online has the Share button, but other than those it's not clear how they differ, or which option should be used in which scenarios.

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

 

Thank you.

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I think the option is there as if you are editing in Teams you can't easily pop into channels and so on while working on you document. Edit on Office Online gives you a separate window.

Thank you @Steven Collier - that seems an odd way of doing things if that's correct - why not just allow middle clicking to open in a new tab?

Many (most?) would use teams in the native app, not a browser, so there aren't tabs. I agree it's all a bit awkward, but I guess somewhere in Microsoft they had this conversation, did user research and probably monitor how it's working to see what they have is the best compromise.

So you cannot share Your document if Your edit in Teams, but you can do it if you edit it in Online? why is this different?

No, it's still shared, there just isn't a Share button :)
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