Safe Links Coming to Microsoft Teams

What is coming soon?


Safe Links are coming soon to Microsoft Teams to assist in mitigating URL-based attacks. This security feature can help protect users from malicious links sent in Microsoft Teams and prevent phishing attacks from occurring.




How does it work?


Safe Links are part of Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Once the policy is set up and enabled, when a protected user clicks a link in Microsoft Teams, Safe Links checks the URL against a list of known malicious links.


If the link was clicked in a Microsoft Teams conversation, group chat, or from a channel and it is found to be malicious, a warning page will appear in the default web browser. If the link was clicked from a pinned tab and it is found to be malicious, the warning page will appear in the Microsoft Teams interface within that tab.


It is important to note that your IT admin will need to configure and enable the Safe Links protection policy.


What is Microsoft Teams?


Microsoft Teams is the digital teamwork hub for modern businesses, facilitating collaboration with workspace chat, audio and video conferencing, shared file storage and application integration. Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 family and is accessible via desktop, mobile and web devices.

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Tim Timchur, Managing Director, 365 Architechs, is a qualified accountant, cybersecurity professional and governance and risk management expert.


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