Published March 11, 2021

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

Reference ID: MC237377

MC237377 – Updated March 11, 2021: Based on learning’s from our early rings and your feedback we have made the decision to not proceed as outlined below. The Send link to Outlook sharing option will remain until further notice. Thank you for your feedback.

Note: These changes do not apply to the OneDrive mobile app on iOS or Android.

Previously we had rolled out this change and disabled the ability to share a link via the Outlook Share Target. 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 the Outlook Share Target in OneDrive and SharePoint. Customers can still share a link via e-mail by typing an e-mail address and clicking send, as well as the ability to copy a link to their clipboard. This change only removes the option to automatically open an Outlook compose window with a sharing link pasted in.

Key points

  • Timing: we are not moving forward at this time
  • 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.

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 Outlook share target, we recommend typing an e-mail address & clicking send, or 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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