How to embed local HTML files into Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to embed various resources such as websites, folders, files, and calendars. However, users want to know how to embed a local HTML file into Microsoft Teams. So I will show you how to embed a local HTML file into your Teams channel in this article.

You must go through two steps to embed a local HTML file into Microsoft Teams.

  • Firstly, create a text file and then convert it into an HTML file that will work when you transfer it into a browser or when you transfer it into Microsoft Teams. 
  • After that, you will need to transfer the actual file into Microsoft Teams and pin it at the top, so you can access it when required.

Converting a regular text file into HTML and then transferring it into Microsoft Teams via a channel you have within a specific team will allow you to embed the HTML file. Unfortunately, it is impossible to directly embed an HTML file into Microsoft Teams in a traditional way, such as when embedding a website. You can use a different method to embed an HTLM file into Microsoft Teams.

How to create an HTML file from a text file on your local desktop

  • Firstly, open a text editor such as Notepad on your desktop.

You can use any text editor that allows you to save HTML files. The Windows Notepad application is excellent for writing HTML content. However, other free applications like Notepad++ offer a better coding experience.

  • Input your HTML content.

I have written a simple line of HTML in my text file. However, please ensure proper construction of the HTML content; otherwise, the text may not show when you embed your final HTML document into Microsoft Teams. 

  • Click on the option for “File.” 
  • Now click on “Save As.” 
  • Save the file as a (.HTML) to complete the process. 

Once you have saved the HTML file onto your local desktop, it will be available for embedding in Microsoft Teams.

How to transfer the HTML file into Microsoft Teams and then pin it

Once you have created your HTML file, you need to embed it into a Microsoft Teams channel. Microsoft Teams allows you to embed certain content within the program. However, you cannot embed HTML files into Teams chats.

  • Firstly, open Microsoft Teams. 
  • You need to click on the option for “Teams.” 
  • Select a team and then select a channel. 
  • Click on the option for “Files.” 
  • Now navigate over to the location of the HTML file on your desktop. 
  • Drag the file into the File section in the program. 
  • Select the file and then click on the three dots at the top. 
  • Click on “Pin to top” to complete the process.

Once you have completed the steps, you will have managed to transfer an HTML file into a Microsoft Teams channel. Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier, there is no way for you to directly embed an HTML file into Microsoft Teams as there is no option available for this. However, you can transfer the file into your Microsoft Teams channel, share the content, and keep it pinned on the dashboard to get a similar output. 

This is the final output of an embedded HTML file.


Thank you for reading our content on how you can embed a locally installed HTML file into Microsoft Teams. I have given you the steps to work around the process of embedding HTML files within the program. You need to use the diversion method as you cannot natively embed an HTML file into Microsoft Teams via conventional methods such as a website or an app.

The method above comes in two parts; the first section is when you create an HTML file, and the second is when you transfer the file into Microsoft Teams and then pin it. When users open the embedded file, they can access the content as HTML directly in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams will not run the HTML file output; they will run the script through the browser to display the HTML. 

Saajid Gangat

Saajid Gangat has been a researcher and content writer at Business Tech Planet since 2021. Saajid is a tech-savvy writer with expertise in web and graphic design and has extensive knowledge of Microsoft 365, Adobe, Shopify, WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and more! You can connect with Saajid on Linkedin.

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