OneDrive/SharePoint Send link to Outlook sharing option is being retired

New SharePoint Feature

From Microsoft Corporation

MC237377 ยท Published Feb 2, 2021

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Message Summary

Previously we had rolled out this change and disabled the ability to share a link directly in Outlook. We have restored the functionality to ensure customers have time to educate and prepare their users as appropriate. We will be moving forward with this change as outlined below. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Users will soon be unable to share a link directly via Outlook with the sharing option in OneDrive and SharePoint. Customers still have the ability to copy a link to their clipboard; they will now need to paste that link directly into an Outlook message.

Key points

  • Timing: early through late March 2021
  • Action: review and assess

How this will affect your organization

Users will no longer have an option share directly via Outlook when using the OneDrive/SharePoint sharing control.

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Users can continue to send a pre-generated e-mail or copy a link to their clipboard to paste into other applications.

What you need to do to prepare

Instead of using the Send link to Outlook option, we recommend copying the link and then pasting it into an Outlook message.

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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