Change Default Method of Opening Files in Microsoft Teams

MicrosoftI do not like using the online versions of Word or Excel as I find they are typically slower and more fiddly than the traditional desktop applications; I also don’t like the way that they autosave (the desktop apps also autosave by default, but this can be disabled).

You can change the default method of opening quite easily in Microsoft Teams. On the file you want to open, click the three dots button next to the file name, open Open in and click Change default:

File context menu

In the popup window you can then toggle between three options:

Change default

  1. Teams (default)
  2. Desktop app
  3. Browser

In my case, I toggled the setting to Desktop app, but you could change this to Browser if your Teams admin had selected desktop app as the default.

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