M365 Changelog: (Updated) Microsoft Teams – Files App Updating to OneDrive App Experience in Teams

MC687207 – Updated December 22, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Files app accessed from the left side of the Teams desktop client will be updated with the new OneDrive app experience, bringing performance improvements, more views, and the latest features of OneDrive to both classic and new Teams. All existing features of the Files app will also be available via this new OneDrive app experience. For more details, please visit the blog page.

As part of this change, Files app on left side of the new Teams desktop client will also become OneDrive app. There is no change in the name of Files app in either classic Teams desktop client or Teams mobile client.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 145798

When this will happen:

Targeted Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out in mid-November 2023 and expect to complete rollout by late November 2023.

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out in late November 2023 and expect to complete rollout by late January 2024 (previously mid-December).

How this will affect your organization:

Additionally, for Teams desktop users, a one-time indication will be shown for awareness when Files app is updated to OneDrive app. 

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What you need to do to prepare:

There is no action required since any existing policies or settings done through Teams Admin Center for Files app will automatically be applicable.