Jan 11 2019 08:12 PM
Jan 11 2019 08:12 PM
I'm sure this is super easy and I'm just missing it but I can't figure it out. I am working on my phone and and someone asks a question. I say "answer answer answer, you can get more information from this document in the Files Tab" and then try to share the indicated document but can't. I click the share button but it wants to upload a file from my phone and I can't at all see a way to tell it to use the document in OneDrive for the Team.
What am I missing?
Jan 11 2019 10:00 PM - edited Jan 11 2019 10:02 PM
Jan 12 2019 12:36 AM
Jan 12 2019 12:46 AM
Jan 12 2019 04:28 AM
Jan 12 2019 04:51 AMSolution
Jan 12 2019 07:43 AM
Jan 12 2019 07:58 AM
Thanks for all the feedback. I like the idea of asking in the AMA. I'm really pushing Teams as the way to collaborate, giving the mobile client as one benefit. I'm also spending a lot of energy around the idea that the Teams integration with OneDrive means we'll always have "One Version of the Truth" and this breaks that by asking folks to send copies around. That feels like a visit back to the bad old days of email. On the OneDrive client on my phone I can see my files but not Teams files so I don't think that is the work around, either.
I've created a UserVoice for this one. Please vote! :)
Jan 12 2019 08:05 AM
Jan 12 2019 08:18 AM
I swear I looked right at that last night and it wasn't there. So having seen it I'll propose the following workaround for the team when they want to include a document in a Teams message on their mobile devices:
* Open OneDrive and navigate through the Sites tab to the Team, channel and then finally the document you want to share.
* Press the three vertical dots to the right of the document and choose Share
* Adjust the permissions level properly (probably to "People in xxx with the link can edit" and then Copy Link.
* Return to Teams and enter your message, copying the link into the message at the appropriate place, keeping in mind it will be an undecorated link meaning you can't replace the URL with text.
* Press send and your done.
We've taken what should have been an easy operation and made it much more difficult and left an ugly URL in our message instead blue words, but there is way to get it done.
Again, thanks for your help and go vote on the UserVoice! :)
Jan 12 2019 08:34 AM
Jan 12 2019 09:04 AM
The hyperlink thing must be Apple only. I press text formatting and I get Bang, Bold, Italics, Underline, Highlight and color options. The three dots hide three more things that aren't "add a link." 'Tis all good -- I'm sure we'll have a fix coming.
Jul 24 2019 09:39 AM
Has there been any update here? I would like to share directly from my iPhone photos to a channel and it doesn't seem to show up in Files tab, whereas when uploading from desktop the photos show up in files. Any solution to this problem?
Mar 27 2020 07:34 AM
More than a year later from the original question, and I still don't see link sharing as an option from the Teams mobile app (Android 10).
Surely I don't have to instruct my non-tech-savvy coworkers that they have to remember to use the OneDrive app to link share files that are uploaded in Teams.
Mar 27 2020 08:37 AM
As we all pivot to working remotely I am delivering training to new people and am forced to say "This isn't the same experience on mobile, you'll need to download the document you want to share and then attach it to the message" as that seems to be the easiest way to explain it to rookies. It's a bummer, but what'cha gonna do?