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M365 Changelog: (Updated) Update to the Copy Link command in OneDrive/SharePoint Web

Author avatar - Rabia Noureen

Rabia Noureen

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MC316434 – Updated May 24, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Instead of automatically copying the link with default permissions, Microsoft wants to give customers the ability to change their link type and permissions prior to generating a sharing link and pasting it into the app of their choice.

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This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88866.

When this will happen:

  • Targeted release (entire org): Microsoft will begin rolling this out in mid-January and expect to complete rollout by end of January.
  • Standard release: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in early February and expect to complete rollout by mid-June (previously mid-May).

How this will affect your organization:

Users who use the Copy Link command in OneDrive/SharePoint Web will be affected by this change.

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The new flow is the following:

  1. Click on “Copy Link” in OneDrive Business WebCopy Link
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  2. “Copy” to generate the link with the default settings or (optional) select your link type or permissions by clicking on the new link settings entry point.
  3. Link Settings
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  4. Receive a confirmation that the link has been successfully copied.Copy confirmation
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Note: Some users may see this change before other users inside your organization.

What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate

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