Important: These steps are for Teams for personal and small business use only. They will not work if you are using Teams with your work or school account.

In Teams for personal and small business use, you can share everything that’s important to you, like pictures, files, and links.

Share a photo within Teams

  1. Go to the chat you want to share a photo in.

  2. Tap Plus  The Add button next to the Type a message window.

  3. Select Media, where you can: 

    • Tap Camera to use the Camera to take a new picture.

    • Tap Photo library to select images from your device.

      Note: If your Teams photo library appears blank, select Native Gallery  Folder button at the top to view your device's photos.

  4. Once you’ve selected the photo, you can edit the image before selecting Done.

  5. Type a message if you'd like, then tap Send  The Send button in Teams.

Share a file within Teams

  1. Go to the chat you want to share a file in.

  2. Tap Plus  The Add button next to the Type a message window.

  3. Select Attach  Attach a file button, then select from the files on your device.

  4. Type a message if you'd like, then tap Send  The Send button in Teams.

Share from your device

  1. To share a picture or file, find it on your device and tap Share  The Share button.

  2. Select Teams from the list of applications.

    Note: If Teams isn’t listed in the sharing options, swipe left, select More  More options button, then select Teams to add it to the sharing options.

  3. If you have more than one account signed into Teams, tap the down arrow by your profile picture and select which account you'd like to send from.

  4. Enter a message in the Type a message field if you'd like.

  5. You can Search people or groups, or you can choose from the Recent chats list.

  6. Tap Send  The Send button in Teams.

You can also send a link to a OneDrive file in a chat. 

Learn how to send an emoji, meme, or GIF.

Share a photo within Teams

  1. Go to the chat you want to share a photo in.

  2. Tap Plus  The Add button next to the Type a message window.

  3. Select Media, where you can:

    • Tap Camera to use the Camera to take a new picture.

    • Tap Photo library to select images from your device.

      Note: If your Teams photo library appears blank, select Gallery  Gallery button at the top to view your device's photos.

  4. Once you’ve selected the photo, you can edit the image before selecting Done.

  5. Type a message if you'd like, then tap Send  The Send button in Teams.

Share a file within Teams

  1. Go to the chat you want to share a file in.

  2. Tap Plus  The Add button   next to the Type a message window.

  3. Select Attach  Attach a file button, then select from the files on your device.

  4. Type a message if you'd like, then tap Send  The Send button in Teams.

Share from your device

  1. To share a picture or file, find it on your device and tap Share  The Share button.

  2. Select Teams from the list of applications.

    Note: If Teams isn’t listed in the sharing options, swipe left, select More  More options button, then select Teams to add it to the sharing options.

  3. If you have more than one account signed into Teams, tap the down arrow by your profile picture and select which account you'd like to send from.

  4. Enter a message in the Type a message field if you'd like.

  5. You can Search for people or groups, or you can choose from the Recent chats list.

  6. Tap Send  The Send button in Teams.

You can also send a link to a OneDrive file in a chat. 

Learn how to send an emoji, meme, or GIF.

Send a picture or file

  1. Go to the chat you want to share files in.

  2. Select Attach Files  Attach a file button below the Type a new message field.

  3. Select Upload from my computer, select the picture or file, and then select Open.

  4. Type a message if you'd like, then select Send  The Send button in Teams to send your picture or file to the chat.

Send a link

Copy a link from your browser or another source and paste it into a chat. Once sent, chat participants can select the link to open it or right-click and copy the link.

Note: If the link supports metadata, it will display details about the link you shared with your group.

Learn how to send an emoji, meme, or GIF.

Send a picture or file

  1. Go to the chat you want to share files in.

  2. Select Attach Files  Attach a file button below the Type a new message field.

  3. Select Upload from my computer, select the picture or file, and then select Open.

  4. Type a message if you'd like, then select Send  The Send button in Teams to send your picture or file to the chat.

Send a link

Copy a link from your browser or another source and paste it into a chat. Once sent, chat participants can select the link to open it or control-click and copy the link.

Note: If the link supports metadata, it will display details about the link you shared with your group.

Learn how to send an emoji, meme, or GIF.

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