Microsoft Teams is getting new file sharing experience and message translations by default in August

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft Teams, Microsoft, Apps

Microsoft Teams will soon get the new file sharing experience that was first announced at Ignite 2019. The new file-sharing experience, which aims to align the existing functionality with other Microsoft 365 apps, will start rolling out in mid-August, and it will be available for everyone in mid-September.

When the feature is available, Teams users will be able to create a shareable link for any file stored in Teams and configure the appropriate permissions directly in the message box. With the new update, users will also be able to set permissions for files stored in SharePoint or OneDrive while starting a channel conversation or composing a private chat.


In addition, Microsoft has announced in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center that it will change the default tenant policy setting for Teams inline message translation in August. Message translation will now be enabled by default for all users if Office 365 admins have not already customized the default messaging policy, and Teams users will be able to translate chat or channel messages by clicking “Translate” right from the message actions menu.

Microsoft keeps adding new features regularly to Microsoft Teams, and you can get more details about what’s in the pipeline on the Microsoft 365 roadmap. You can also help the company prioritize new Teams features by sharing your feedback on the Teams UserVoice website.