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SharePoint Online "anyone with the link" disabled

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I am the administrator for a small business. We have an Office 365 subscription that includes Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online. One of our Teams has a file that they would like to share with anyone on the internet.  However, when we try to use the Sharing option, "anyone with the link" is disabled/greyed out.  Per the entire internet, I've:

1. gone to SharePoint Admin --> Sharing and verified that "Anyone with the link" is available

2. gone to SharePoint Admin --> Active Sites and verified that "Anyone with the link" is available for the specific site

3. gone to the Site Collection Features and verified that user lock-down mode is disabled.

 

Yet the "anyone with the link" option remains greyed out.  How can this be fixed?  Is there a random powershell command I need to run?  Or has Microsoft disabled this feature for Office 365/SharePoint Online?

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best response confirmed by chriscookesarnia (New Contributor)
Solution

What you are seeing is the expected behavior for files stored within a Microsoft 365 Group/Team's library. You can find more details for example in this thread: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/onedrive-for-business/share-with-anyone-with-the-link-setting...

I took another stab at the problem today and your link helped. I went to SharePoint Admin --> Active Sites, selected the sites, and activated the sharing option "Anyone". I thought I had done this before, but apparently not. It seems to be working properly now.
A small tip is to check if you have automatic disabling of anonymous links after X days. Could prevent future headache. :)

Yours sincerely,
Aref Halmstrand