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MS Teams 'sharing' error message

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Please help

 

Every time i work with teams i am unable to 'share' word files from any location, such as Desktop or Onedrive.

 

I keep getting the following error message in a MS Teams meeting:- 

 

filetype isn't supported  - Right now we only support sharing Powerpoint files

 

Can anyone help me to resolve this please?

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I think it is one of those product limitation:

Microsoft teams file type isn’t supported
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/microsoft-teams-file-type-isnt-supported/dc64...
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Thank you,

Bizarrely a colleague of mine can share an MS word document via Teams..!

We held a meeting earlier today and I was unable to share an MS word document, but he was able to share his copy of the same file.

We both work for the same organisation.

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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
Solution

He is sharing the Word application, or his screen, which is a different type of sharing compared to sharing just a PowerPoint file. Refer to this article for more info: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/share-content-in-a-meeting-in-teams-fcc2bf59-aecd-4481-8f99...