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In Microsoft Teams, there are different ways to find, store, and share files to collaborate with others.

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Open a file and work with others

  1. Go to the file you want and select More attachment options (...) to open a file.

  2. Choose where to open a file:

    • Teams (default): Open a file in Teams.

    • Desktop app: Open a file in the desktop version of the app.

    • Browser: Open a file in the browser version of the app.

  3. You can work on a file at the same time as your teammates for real-time collaboration.

Turn a file into a tab

  • Go to the file you want and select More attachment options (...) > Make this a tab.

Use the Files tab in a channel

  • In a channel, use the Files tab to find, organize, and share files.

  • To pin a file to the top of the files list, choose a file, select Show actions (...) > Pin to top.

  • Select Upload to add a file or folder to the channel and a copy appears in your Files tab.

    Any teammate can open the file or folder you added and there's no need to upload another version.

Share a file from the Files tab in a channel

  1. Choose a file to share and select Copy link to create a link.

  2. Choose a permission level if you'd like.

  3. Share the link with a teammate in a chat or post.

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