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Is there any way to get Teams to recognize \\server paths posted in a chat and make them clickable?

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Mike Boehm
Regular Contributor

Howdy,

 

In Skype and other programs, if I type in a link such as \\server\folder, it will recognize that as a link and make it clickable.  When I type that same thing into a Teams chat, it doesn't do that.

Is there any way to insert a clickable link/path in teams?  It works if I type in a website like www.google.com but not if I type in a file path like above.

 

Thanks.

7 Replies
Hi Mike,

AFAIK there isn't at the moment. However, there is currently a Uservoice open for just this here:

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32350951-file-path-to-links

I voted. I would recommend you also vote and drive others to vote to draw it up the agenda. Would also recommend you attend the next AMA so you can raise it to the Teams product team.

Hope I answered your question. If I have, please like and set as the solution. If not, please let me know what else you need.

Best, Chris
The caveat with having (local) links like this it that Teams is a cloud service, reachable from everywhere whereas UNC’s only are reachable from certain networks etc..this means an inconsistency in when links are working or not! Users might be confused...
Although make sure to vote if you need this

Adam
I agree, it may work for Teams client but may not work when using Teams via browser (file: protocol) or mobile app.

Fred
Yes, exactly! The experience might vary a lot! Not against this per say, but I suspect Microsoft thought about this too

It definitely wouldn't work in all circumstances, but neither does Skype, but as people migrate from Skype for internet company communication to Teams, it should have similar functionality.  I'd rather have a link that I can't click when I'm on my home laptop than not have any links at all.  :)

Agree with you Mike I’ll raise it at the next Teams AMA.
Yup, get it! As Chris mentioned we’ll look further into it! For so long go and vote
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