Automatically shorten urls for publicly shared items from OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online
Automatically shorten the urls for publicly shared items from SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, similar to what is available in OneDrive.
When the feature is complete the urls generated by Get a Link / Create Link should be shortened automatically (possibly using http://1dr.ms) and a similar feature should be introduced in Sharepoint Online document libraries.
We introduced shorter sharing links in OneDrive and SharePoint in 2018.
Interestingly this appears to be hinted at already in documentation though I can find any way to use it. The OneDrive shortened URL https://1drv.ms is mentioned in this article: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/share-onedrive-files-and-folders-9fcc2f7d-de0c-4cec-93b0-a82024800c07
Dexter Anderson commented
Why do I always get the impression Microsoft doesn't give a flying **** what their customers ask for! The simplest of things is a giant endeavor. I'm still waiting for the ability to make the tabs on Onenote alphabetical, its only been three years and still nothing.
Google can make a short redirection URL, Microsoft don't...
Microsoft have to change their programmers.
Academic User commented
Still not possible? On my university campus, the link name includes the word "student" even for faculty and administrators. It looks terrible.
The URL at the time of sharing is very long.
When I paste it into an email and use it, the person cannot open successfully.
Why is it not possible to use a paid version of the function available in the free version?
Sean Murthy commented
For Office 365 Business customers, consider creating a URL of the form "example.org/1dr/xyz" where "example.org" is business's domain; "1dr" is directory the domain admin configures; and "xyz" is a wort created for the linked item. Also allow customization where people can replace "xyz" with something more meaningful.
not really professional to have to share huge long URL just to share an excel file to download... I'd prefer not to have tiny.cc but a Microsoft alternative, but there is not...
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Kasper Bergh commented
Seriously how can this not be done after 3 years (2 since it was acknowledged as a good idea)? This is not rocket science and OneDrive personal has it. It's SO unprofessional to send those links to customers when we need to share big files with them...
David C.Harris commented
A further suggestion, have the URL Hyperlink text actually show the file or folder name that is being shared - whenever I share I edit this every time . . .
Simply becomes FILENAME as a clickable URL
A Orner commented
please shorten links- i'm trying to provide the url to customers and it's embarrassing how long it is.
Hal Clive commented
I understand how shortened URLs might represent a security issue for links that grant access to information, but it would really help me with my daily work if there was an out-of-the-box option to create shortened links for "People with existing access".
A global O365 option would be perfect, as lengthy and/or human unfriendly URLs can be generated by other tools such as Forms and Stream.
Joey Freeland commented
This would be really nice if it were built in. It's a shame it's not already.
Chris Chew commented
This would be a great feature, any closer to a resolution?
ULC Tech commented
"Meg commented · April 10, 2016 11:36 ·
Guys! It's easy to shorten the link yourself. Google has a web page that will do it for you in a sec. Don't write off one drive when it's so easy to work around this issue"
Cheers Meg, but Google isn't available in my country....
ULC Tech commented
how does this still not exist!!! Stop thinking and get doing!
Per Kristian Hagen commented
People in our organization is complaining about these long url’s And have started using web sites like goo.gl I wonder if there security risks or other implications that we should be avare of doing this?
Time to move from 'Thinking about it' to 'Implementing it'; this is really a feature gap from a user perspective, and a security one from the company perspective.
please, please, please. putting the business name in the URL is... terrible.... short URLs only!!!!!
Brad Pinkston commented
I shorten these URLs using goo.gl. It should be embarrassing to Microsoft that this is necessary, but every time I send a OneDrive link, Google knows about it.