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MC316434: Update to the Copy Link command in OneDrive/SharePoint Web

Updated May 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated March 17, 2022: Microsoft have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Instead of automatically copying the link with default permissions, we want to give customers the ability to change their link type and permissions prior to generating a sharing link and pasting it into the app of their choice. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88866.

We are updating the copy link command to give customers the ability to change their link type and permissions prior to generating a new link and pasting it into the app of their choice.

MC316434: Update to the Copy Link command in OneDrive/SharePoint Web

When this will happen

  • Targeted release (entire org): We will begin rolling this out in mid-January and expect to complete rollout by end of January.
  • Standard release: We will begin rolling this out in early February and expect to complete rollout by mid-June (previously mid-May).

How this will affect your organization

Users who use the Copy Link command in OneDrive/SharePoint Web will be affected by this change.

The new flow is the following:

1. Click on “Copy Link” in OneDrive Business Web.

Click on "Copy Link" in OneDrive Business Web.

2. “Copy” to generate the link with the default settings or (optional) select your link type or permissions by clicking on the new link settings entry point.

"Copy" to generate the link with the default settings or (optional) select your link type or permissions by clicking on the new link settings entry point.

3. Receive a confirmation that the link has been successfully copied.

Receive a confirmation that the link has been successfully copied.

Note: Some users may see this change before other users inside your organization.

What you need to do to prepare

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

Message ID: MC316434
Published: 20 January 2022
Updated: 24 May 2022

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