Temas file sharing

Stu Haynes 0 Reputation points

WHen I share a file form teams with externals they do not have the option to open in app and have to use web viewer

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  1. SokiGuo-MSFT 24,936 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Stu Haynes

    Are you sharing files with this user in a private chat or in a team channel?

    Can you provide details or screenshots? (Please note that personal privacy information is covered)

    As far as I know, you can't share files with external users in Teams. If you're in a Teams channel, external users can only contribute to the shared channel.

    For more information about external access, please refer to:


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