Send a file, picture, or link in Teams

Send a file, picture, or link in Teams

When you're in a chat, you can send messages that include files, pictures, and links.

Send a link

To send a link, select Format Expand icon in Teams beneath the compose box, then select Insert link Insert link icon in Teams .

Select Format to expand the box.

Add display text and the address, and then click Insert, or simply copy and paste the link into the compose box and select Send Send message icon in Teams . Once you send it, the message containing your link includes a thumbnail image and preview, which you can close if you'd rather not see it. 

Note: Teams has its​ own ATP Safe Links security to verify that any link that you send or receive is safe to click on. As an added layer of protection, we'll let you know if we've identified a potentially unsafe link.

Include a file or picture

To include a file or picture in a message, click Choose file Choose file button beneath the compose box. Then you can upload an file or picture from your computer or OneDrive, or search for one from the Files tab for that channel.

In a chat conversation, click Choose file Choose file button and pick the file or picture you want from your computer or OneDrive.

File upload options for a message

Send a link

Just enter or paste a link into your message compose box.

Attach a picture

To attach a picture to a message, tap Add photo Image button beneath your compose box to take a photo or to open your photo library.

Attach a file

To attach a file to a message, tap Choose file Choose file button beneath the compose box and go to the file location.

From a chat or meeting, tap the attachment to open it with a Microsoft 365 app. In a channel conversation, tap the attachment or go to Tabs > Files.

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