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Suppose that you have a bunch files that you want to share with your teammates. The last thing you want to do is email a bunch of files around, and you don't want to have to share them out one at a time. You can share a folder in OneDrive for Business so that your teammates can view and edit all the files in that folder. Watch the video to see how this works in the browser on a computer, and scroll down to see how to perform this task across a variety of devices.

The following procedure describes how to perform this task using OneDrive for Business in a web browser on a computer. However, you can use another device as well. See Specific "how to" instructions for your device.

To share a folder in OneDrive for Business in a browser

  1. Using the web browser on your device, go to http://portal.office.com and sign in to Office 365 for business using your work or school account.

  2. From the home screen or using the app launcher, choose OneDrive.

  3. Select the folder you want to share, and then choose Share in the ribbon.

  4. Type the email addresses of the people with whom you want to share the folder, and then choose Share.

Specific "how to" instructions for your device

To share a folder in OneDrive for Business using the browser on your Windows computer or tablet

  1. Using the web browser on your computer or tablet, go to http://portal.office.com and sign in to Office 365 for business using your work or school account.

  2. From the home screen or using the app launcher, choose OneDrive.

  3. Select the folder you want to share, and then choose Share in the ribbon.

  4. Type the email addresses of the people with whom you want to share the folder, and then choose Share.

To share a folder in OneDrive for Business using the browser on your Mac

  1. Using the web browser on your computer, go to http://portal.office.com and sign in to Office 365 for business using your work or school account.

  2. From the home screen or using the app launcher, click OneDrive.

  3. Select the folder you want to share, and then click Share in the ribbon.

  4. Type the email addresses of the people with whom you want to share the folder, and then click Share.

Note: Before you begin, make sure you have the OneDrive app installed on your Android phone or tablet and that you've signed in using your work or school account.

To share a folder in OneDrive for Business using the OneDrive app on your Android phone or tablet

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your OneDrive app.

  2. From the home screen or using the app launcher, choose OneDrive.

  3. Select the folder you want to share.

  4. In the upper right corner of the screen, tap the Share icon, and then tap Invite People.

  5. In the Add people to share with box, type the email addresses of the people with whom you want to share the folder, and then tap the Send icon.

Note: Before you begin, make sure you have the OneDrive app installed on your iPad or iPhone and that you've signed in using your work or school account.

To share a folder in OneDrive for Business using the OneDrive app on your iPad or iPhone

  1. On your iPad or iPhone, open your OneDrive app.

  2. Tap and hold the folder you want to share, and then select it.,

  3. In the lower left corner of the screen, tap the Share icon, and then tap Invite People.

  4. In the SHARE WITH box, type the email addresses of the people with whom you want to share the folder, and then tap Add.

Note: Before you begin, make sure you have the OneDrive app installed on your phone and that you've signed in using your work or school account.

To share a folder in OneDrive for Business using the OneDrive app on your WIndows Phone

  1. On your Windows Phone, open your OneDrive app.

  2. On the OneDrive menu in the upper right corner of the screen, tap your work or school account.

  3. Tap the folder you want to share to open it.

  4. Tap the ellipsis (...), and then choose Share.

  5. Choose Invite People.

  6. Type the names or email addresses of the people with whom you want to share the folder, and then tap the checkmark at the bottom of your screen.

To share a folder in OneDrive for Business using the browser on your device

  1. Using the web browser on your phone or tablet, go to http://portal.office.com and sign in using your work or school account.

  2. From the home screen or using the app launcher, choose OneDrive.

  3. Select the folder you want to share, and then choose Share in the ribbon.

  4. Type the email addresses of the people with whom you want to share the folder, and then choose Share.

Want more?

Share a document or folder by inviting people

This week, my team needs to update several documents.

The files are saved to my OneDrive for Business library, and I can access them from anywhere.

Now I want to share the files with my teammates. I’ve signed into Office 365 and selected OneDrive.

As you can see, there are several files in here. It would take a long time to share them out, one by one.

To speed things up, I'll go back and select the whole folder, then choose Share. And my share dialog box opens.

I’ll enter my teammates’ email addresses. And I’ll enter a short message here.

After I click Share, my teammates will get an email message with a link to the folder.

Now all of us can work on those files, wherever we are.

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