Can you set Teams file share settings to always allow edit

CCOadmin 11 Reputation points

We have users who collaborate between each other using 1on1Teams chats. They would like to set the default so that when ever they add a new file to the chat the other person already get edit permissions without the first user having to go and manage access for each document they share. If there a setting somewhere for this?

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  1. Daniel Reimann 16 Reputation points

    If the default for new sharing links is set to "View", you have to change it to "Edit" every time you add a file to a Teams chat.

    You can change the default sharing link behavior to "Edit" instead of "View". However, please note that this doesn't only affect sharing in Teams chats though but every part in MS365 where you can create sharing links. So, the default for new sharing links created in OneDrive and SharePoint Online (that also concerns links created from Teams file storage) will also change their behavior to "Edit" by default.

    1. You'll need an administrative role like Global Administrator or at least SharePoint Administrator
    2. Log in to the SharePoint Online admin center (go to select "Show all" and "SharePoint)
    3. Click on "Policies" then "Sharing"
    4. Set "Choose the permission that's selected by default for sharing links" from "View" to "Edit".
    5. Save

    That's it. In my tests, these changes were put in place almost immediately when I added a new file to a Teams chat.
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  2. JimmyYang-MSFT 49,286 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @CCOadmin

    When you upload the file in Teams chat, you could click the file you will upload it and it will pop out the following windows, then users could set who can edit the file in your shared documents.


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  3. Anonymous

    for me, The default setting is read only. Hpw can I change it to edit?

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