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.
Tagging in a very expected feature from file storage solution - please bring this into action!
Surprised this isn't out of the box...
Jens Klöker commented
I would like to add tags to any file type as well! Please provide this feature!
Please add the feature of Searchable tags in documents/files stored in OneDrive for business. Searchable content in the comments list will be also a very helpful addition!
How about searching for existing Metadata tags, e.g., EXIF, in photos? I share my photos with family and would like them to be able to search pictures for, say, a person's name.
Daniel Klenda commented
Is that why you hacked my computer?
I remember being able to do this with photos before (haven't tried in a while) but it would be so much more useful for me if I were able to add tags to other documents so that even when I can't remember the name of the file I can find it based on the tags.
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Gato Stanley commented
Adding metadata fields to documents that are stored on OneDrive and then transferred to SharePoint would be very helpful. I would like a way to mandate that I complete metadata fields for ALL documents that I store -- like one of the older data management systems to help keep me organized. Ideally, if I'm saving in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc., the system would automatically prompt me to complete my customized metadata fields every time I save a new document.
If photo/video was upload to OneDrive, no possibility to somehow affect the sorting in the albums, because OneDrive recognize or no recognize creation date randomly for each file.
Any sorting can be broken just after moving photo from one folder to another.
Please, fix it, this feature looks good in Google Photo, for example.
Steph E commented
Please add the tags, especially for photos. This is necessary for the nonprofit I work for. One drive is our only way to share files.
thi sis still needed in onedrive
Tags are the best way to organize photos. Will move my photos if tagging is not added.
I used to be able to add tags to pictures in OneDrive, why did you remove this feature? Bizarrely, if I search using a word I know is in a tag the photos are still returned, so the tags are clearly stored, but there's no way to view the tags which I know are there or to edit them. Please at least restore the functionality that's been removed!
Please get the tag search back. I have been tagging my photos since long time a go. Now, I can not search for "Haakons birthday" and show to the family when we celebrate the next birthday.
We have same issue, we have been using Box, which has adding tag option, allowed our team to know each other which project is pending or done or who's working on what, now with Onedrive we need to call or email each other and wait for the answer.
Jamie Gilliam commented
I'm surprised to see this isn't already done considering it is in place on the retail side:
Adding and searching tags from OneDriveWeb was working fine until some point in May 2020. Then it suddenly stopped working. I have contacted your support about this issue and they keep claiming that there engineers are working on the problem. I do not understand why this basic function in OneDriveWeb has been removed.
I put tags to my photos on my local storage and uploads to OneDrive. I think that Microsoft has removed this possibility of some reason, which I can not understand. Anyone with the same problem?
This is the last answer i got from the Swedish support on One Drive:
Att du har problem med taggarna är som sagt ett problem som våra ingenjörer internt håller på att arbeta med. Jag är lite osäker på vad du menar när du säger att du inte har fått något svar.
I vårt system så kan jag inte se att du har svarat på mitt senaste mejl, där jag förklarar att ingenjörerna håller på att arbeta med problemet och att jag inte kan ge dig någon direkt tidsram för när problemet kommer att lösas. Vi har inte tagit bort funktionen, utan det är som sagt ett problem som håller på att undersökas och arbetas med just nu. Våra ingenjörer har väldigt mycket att göra och av denna anledningen så kan det dröja lite tid innan det fungerar igen.
Jan Meffert commented
Very annoying that tagging no longer works in OneDrive. Why doesn't MS communicate about this? If the fix is going to take a long time, I'm forced to switch to DropBox or GDrive.
Michelle Norkin commented
Is there an update on this? Can I tag my images in one drive ? A photographer and this would be incredibly beneficial