MC669480 – Web links from Microsoft Teams chats to open in Microsoft Edge; Teams chat will open side-by-side with link

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check before: 2023-09-05


Azure Active Directory, Entra ID, Exchange, Microsoft 365 Apps, Microsoft Edge, Outlook, Teams


Online, Web, World tenant


In development

Change type:

New feature, User impact, Admin impact




The Microsoft Teams desktop app for Windows will open web links from Teams chats in Microsoft Edge to enable a new web and chat side-by-side experience.
By opening web links in Edge, users will be able to see those links side-by-side with their Teams chats—web links will open as new browser tabs and the Teams chats will open next to them in the Edge sidebar. This new, single-view Teams experience in Edge is designed to minimize switching between windows and to help users stay in the flow of work while referencing web links.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 126334.
This change to use Edge to open web links from Teams chats follows a similar, previously announced change in the Outlook for Windows app. Customers impacted by this change in Outlook were notified via MC541626, MC545904, or MC548092.
Admin controls are available as detailed below.
Read more about how we’re optimizing the experience between Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Edge:
What's New in Teams | Microsoft Inspire 2023
This change does not affect a device’s default browser setting in Windows.
This only affects commercial users signed into Teams with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts.
The policy described in the following section configures which browser is used to open web links for both Teams (chat) and the Outlook for Windows app (email), or, if you did not receive an Outlook for Windows app Message center notification, this policy will only apply to Teams (chat).

Change Category:


Release Phase:
General Availability, Targeted Release, Targeted Release (Entire Organization), Targeted Release (Select People)



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