Add ability to add metadata tags to files
Adds the ability to tag documents with metadata tags and to add another function to search in these metadata tags.
For users it will brings new opportunities how to organize their data. It's a different approach compared to storing files only in a directory structure.
While we don’t have an update here for adding metadata tags to files, we are continuing to explore this as part of the future roadmap. We recently announced the ability to edit existing metadata from within Teams and will continue to invest in metadata scenarios.
We use O365 platform, we have to migrate all the digital library outside of SharePoint and Onedrive as the Communication Team can not edit nor retain the meta-data in the digtal media files, as well as the geo-location
Windows OS offers this ability and sure I can search and filter using windows explorer but if I am remote accessing files using a mobile app I cannot search those tags within OneDrive. Very inconvienent.
Tags/labels/categories would be great, along with integration in Teams.
Outlook is a great example of what can be achieved with categories and search folders.
GMail also have the nice feature of presenting a hierarchical view as soon as a label contains some "/" signs. Very clever and dead simple.
Karl Schneider commented
Adding the ability to tag documents in OneDrive would be massively useful to our business. It would make organising and finding documents much easier, allowing us to categories the same document in multiple ways (e.g. by project, client name, owner). I can't think of anything more important to add to OneDrive for us at the moment.
It is tough to convince people to work in sharepoint web interface only, some cases require the onedrive client but we cannot use it with metadata. People that need offline access to files when in transport can't do any work. Very inappropriate.
It just doesnt make sense that I can add tags to try and move towards a folderless situation in sharepoint but not in my onedrive.
Rajat Malik commented
Tags should sync across mobile and web. Tags should be viewable on the OneDrive mobile app.
Chris Lieby commented
Please don't stop there. Tag support of photos isn't enough. We need to be able to tag documents, particularly now that we can scan documents into OneDrive and recognize the text. Organizing by folders is too limited when a given document could have multiple tags.
Nick Cloke commented
Adding metadata keyword tags to files in OneDrive would be so useful, especially used alongside the existing function to intelligently recognise the content of image files.
Hey OneDrive Team, Tags would be great, of course it must be possible to filter by that later. As I see it there is kind of "metadata" support already (Description Field), but unfortunatelly this is not included in the search function...
Linda Busdiecker commented
We use metadata and views a ton in SharePoint to help control documents we want to see. I was expecting to get that in OneDrive as well - without that, the web version just feels like a less helpful version of File Explorer. :-(
Friederike Thies commented
Would be awesome to have the option to label some documents as "internal" to avoid any confusion
I need "description" field editable in OneDrive for Business just like it is working for individual users in order to work with those files with Microsoft Graph.
would be great to filter one metadata and create views based on this metadaa. would be useful to be able to select these folderless views to sync offline
Daniel Dobyns commented
This would be a massive improvement in my file organization methods. Using folders alone for organization is archaic and unhelpful; tags would allow files to be sorted into multiple "groups" simultaneously, making OneDrive far more useful to store my files
How is this not already a feature? This is seriously making me look at moving to other platforms. What is the hold up Microsoft?
Adam M. Parmenter commented
Doesn't matter if it's called labels or tags I just want a way to add key words to a file that will assist in later searches.
This should be a standard. I can't believe we have 2019 and Microsoft still isn't capable of managing its own documents, like "any" other standard database has been doing for several decades.
Great! We have thousands of paper documents to scan and would love to be able to add tags to the files. Now we have to resort to some type of directory structure.
1) Scan the file
2) Edit, Add Tags
3) What if, when the paper is scanned, you could add tag words at the same time?