How does this affect me?

For students and teachers working with Office documents in Microsoft Teams, there will be an additional step in order to edit a document.

Users will first see the document in view mode only. In order to edit the document, users need to click on the options in the top right of the white bar above the document content and select "Open in Browser" or "Open in Desktop App" for users with Office for Windows installed on their device. This will open the document in Office in a separate window from Teams and allow the user to make changes.

This is a change from current behaviour that allows users to go straight to edit mode when clicking on a document in the "Files" tab of a channel, a conversation, or from inside an assignment.

No action is necessary, this change will happen automatically.