Adding a Column for attachments in the Conversation Application of SharePoint
Good morning Microsoft SharePoint teams,
I love your products, especially SharePoint.
SharePoint is a fantastic tool. We have SharePoint 2013, and it would be fantastic if the "Conversation Application" would feature a document attachment capability in one of the columns. Our teams would be able to upload a word document or a PowerPoint presentation to the Conversation App, and then the teams could discuss the material by clicking on "reply." Adding this feature would save thousands of hours in the emailing of the document or PowerPoint presentation. Additionally, teams would be able to work from one report instead of numerous revisions. The team lead would know that each person on the team had reviewed the document because the replies would be listed in the SharePoint "Conversation" feed.
Additionally, team leads would not need to email the documents in Outlook; instead, team leads could send the link to members through the "alerts" in the library section of the SharePoint ribbon.
Incidentally, the "Conversation" Application does have a "Paper Clip" ICON (normally, this ICON represents attaching documents) in one of the columns. Still, we cannot find a way to add a document in this row. It seems to be inoperable.
Currently, the only way to upload a document is to insert the document into the "title" column or the "subject" column. This is not useful for a conversation about documents because the document does not stay in the replies feed.
Our developers are trying to find a workaround for this new feature, but it would be great if you could send me instructions on how to add an attachment column to the "Conversation" Application. I would forward these instructions to our developers.
I am very excited about the possibility of adding this feature to our current SharePoint 2013.
Have a wonderful day!