Tracking down the files you need in Microsoft Teams should soon be a lot easier thanks to a new update from the company.
The video conferencing service has revealed that it will add the ability to delete or rename files in a channel and in your OneDrive folder in Teams.
Going forward, this means users of Microsoft’s cloud storage platform should have a much easier time finding and customizing the files they need most in Teams, and making sure they’re labeled the way they want them.
Microsoft Teams and OneDrive
That Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab) Entry explains how users now simply need to access the Files tab and select the file they want, then select More Options (the three dots) on the file.
To rename or delete a file from your OneDrive, select More at the bottom of the Microsoft Teams app, then select Files. Once the desired file is selected, click on the three dots and choose to rename or delete it.
The change will initially only be available to iOS users of Microsoft Teams, but a wider rollout should be on the cards soon. The feature has a planned release date of October 2022, which means users won’t have to wait too long to access it.
Accessing and sharing files within and across Microsoft Teams has long been a difficult challenge for users, with the company having to step in with new tweaks and features on several occasions.
This includes an upgraded user interface for users when sharing their screen and content during a conference call, along with a change in where the share tray is located, which is now located in the top menu, making it much easier for users to access all files , when it is necessary.
Microsoft OneDrive has also benefited from several upgrades recently in an effort to be more intuitive and user-friendly, with the tool set to receive a new feature that allows it to automatically rename files without annoying users with warnings that note, that their files or folders have not synced properly.
The change should even apply to files with names that contain invalid characters, with e.g. stars, backslashes and even colons among these