OneDrive: Sharing Experiences – Improved external sharing in the sharing control

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.

How this will affect your organization:

Users who interact with the OneDrive/SharePoint Sharing control will be able to see this new experience. 

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Note: Some users may see this feature before others in your organization.

What you need to do to prepare:

There is no action required from you at this time. We recommend making your users aware of this upcoming update.

Message ID: MC559250

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