File Integration with Microsoft Teams

Teams makes it easy to share files and work on them together, if you are working in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Visio files your co-workers can even view, edit, and collaborate on them, right within Teams!

Within each team there are channels. Each channel has its own file folder where you can share files for that specific channel. To access that folder, go to the channel and select the Files tab above the conversation window. Multiple document libraries can also be created per Channel so the possibilities are endless.


In this library you can upload existing files or create new ones and when you upload a file, it creates a copy in Teams.

Upload existing files

There are two primary ways to upload existing files into your library:

Drag and drop - Using your mouse, drag the file from where it is currently located and drop it on the Teams window.

Upload - Select Upload, then select the files you would like to upload and select Open.


Any files you upload will be accessible by any member of your team. And just like in SharePoint, you can pin specific files to the top of your list for easy access.

Create Files

You can also create documents directly in Teams by selecting New, then choosing the kind of file you would like. The new file will open in Teams so you can begin editing it or alternately choosing to open in the desktop app.



Files are stored in SharePoint but Teams allows you to access these files and create new libraries all from one place, making it easier for you and your business to collaborate with ease, whether that is sharing files inside the business or outside.

If you have any questions about the file integration with Teams on Microsoft 365, please get in contact and we will be happy to help.