Microsoft Teams to Get New Files App Next Month

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The Microsoft Teams desktop client is about to get a new Files app on Windows and macOS. The new experience will replace the existing Files app, and it will make it easier to find and organize content across chats, channels, meetings, and other Microsoft 365 apps.

“Securely store, organize, and collaborate on all your files anytime, from anywhere and across all of your devices with the new files app experience in Teams. The new files app brings a modern experience to all of your content from your chats, channels or meetings including any location from OneDrive or SharePoint,” Microsoft explained in a message on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

Microsoft will introduce an updated menu bar that will help users quickly navigate to the desired content. The Home and My files tabs will let users view recently opened files and access personal documents stored on OneDrive. There is also a dedicated tab that should make it easier to find shared content. The new Files app will include a Quick Access pane to access channel files and pinned document libraries.

Microsoft Teams to Get New Files App Next Month

New Files app coming to Microsoft Teams in preview

According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the new Files app is currently in development, and it’s expected to be released in preview later this month. Microsoft plans to make it generally available for all enterprise customers in mid-April.

Microsoft Teams is also getting a new green screen feature that will provide an improved virtual background effect in meetings. It will work on Intel-based Windows and macOS devices and lack support for Apple’s M1 and M2 chips.