Updated November 3, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Currently all file downloads from Microsoft Teams go to the Downloads folder. We are releasing a new feature that enables users to be able to choose their preferred download location for downloading files from Teams or specify a download location for each download. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94719.
Teams will now enable users to select the default download location where they would like to have their files downloaded. This is applicable only on the desktop client. Teams on the web will continue to honor the setting in the browser.
When this will happen
We will begin rollout in early September and expect rollout to be completed by late January (previously late October).
How this will affect your organization
To enable this feature, there is a new setting introduced under Files settings, which allows users to change the default download location to their preferred download location.
Additionally, there is a toggle, which if enabled, will prompt the user to select the location for each download.
Note: These settings will only apply to the files downloaded after the setting is enabled and will not impact any files downloaded in the past.
What you need to do to prepare
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Message ID: MC420059
Published: 26 August 2022
Updated: 03 November 2022
Platform: Mac, US Instances, Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant