Edit a file in Teams

Edit a file in Teams

To get started, select a file; either from your files list that's located on the left side of the app, the files tab at the top of a chat or channel, or one attached to a message.

By default, the file will open in edit mode inside Teams and you can start making changes right away. To open an Office file on the web or in its desktop app, right-click the file or select More options  Format icon in Teams. on the right side of the app.

Open a file

When editing a file in Teams, your ribbon of tools will be at the top of the window. With your standard tools, you'll also get four buttons in the top right corner.

  • Comments: This is where you can leave comments while reviewing the document. Just like you would in any Office app.

  • Conversation: This will show you the chat or channel thread inside Teams that relates to the file.

  • More options (those three dots): This is where you can choose to open in a browser, the desktop app, or download the file.

  • Close: This will close the file and take you back to where you were in Teams when you first opened the file.

Non-Office files can't be edited once you upload them to Teams. You need to update your original files in their respective apps, then upload them again.

Edit Office files by opening them in their respective Office mobile apps.

Non-Office files can't be edited once you upload them to Teams. You need to update your original files in their respective apps, then upload them again.

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