This is a rather cool way to get user-friendly link from SharePoint Online or OneDrive in an email without a lot of work… just copy the link into an email created in Outlook on the Web, and Outlook will do all the hard work for you! Here’s how it works and looks…
First, I’ll start off by getting a link from a document library in SharePoint Online:
Click on Copy to get the actual link copied to your clipboard:
In a new email in Outlook on the Web, paste the link into the body of the email. It starts off as the full HTTPS link for a few seconds:
Then it converts to a hyperlink using the file name, as well as the icon for the file type:
I’d love to see this eventually make it to the Outlook client, but for right now it’s yet another reason to consider using Outlook on the Web on a more regular basis.