MC559250 – OneDrive: Sharing Experiences – Improved external sharing in the sharing control (archived)

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check before: 2023-06-06


OneDrive, SharePoint


Online, US Instances, Web, World tenant


In development

Change type:

Feature update, Admin impact




In the current sharing control, if your admin or organization allows external sharing, you're required to go to the sharing settings and select the right link type in order to successfully share externally. In the new experience, we make things a lot easier for you: as soon as you choose an external person to share with using a company link, we will display a prompt to confirm your choice. If confirmed, the link will automatically change from an internal-only link to a "Specific People" link, and you can simply proceed to share. Otherwise, we will display a simple error message that says, "This link won't work for people outside of your organization." As always, this new experience respects the organization's settings around external sharing and default link types.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100713
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out late May and expect to complete by early June.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early June and expect to complete by late June.

Change Category:


Release Phase:
General Availability



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