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Installation Step 1: Upload ShortPoint App for Teams to Tenant App Catalog in Office 365

This is the first step to installing ShortPoint for Microsoft Teams. Follow the steps below to get started.


Before We Begin

  • This article will guide you on how to install ShortPoint to Microsoft Teams for the first time.
  • Before you proceed, you must have the required permissions. You need to be an Office 365 Global Admin to set up the App Catalog and add an app to your Teams app catalog.

Note: ShortPoint for Teams is not available for GCC and GCC High Tenants. More information can be found in this article.

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Sign in to with your Global admin account

From your side panel, select Admin.

Admin Center

Click the ellipsis button to show all admin content.

Show all

Scroll down until you see Admin centers in the side panel. Click SharePoint.

Admin Centers SharePoint

Step 2: Open the SharePoint App Catalog

Once you are in the SharePoint admin center, click More features.

SharePoint Admin Center More Features

From the More features page, look for Apps and click Open. This will take you to the App Catalog page.

SharePoint Admin Center Apps

If you have created an App Catalog before, you will see this.

App Catalog

Otherwise, SharePoint will take a few minutes to create a new App Catalog for you.

Creating App Catalog

Note: Since May 2022, Microsoft has automated App Catalog creation in Office 365. If for any reason, you see the old experience in your tenant suggesting manual App Catalog set-up, check this article: Set Up the Tenant App Catalog in Office 365.

After it is done, you will see this. Click Got it.

Got it Button

Step 3: Download the latest version of the ShortPoint App for Teams

Download the latest version of the SharePoint App for Microsoft Teams  

Download SharePoint App for Teams

Extract the file

ShortPoint-Teams zip file

After extracting, you will find the following files: shortpoint-spfx-teams.sppkg & Proceed to step 4 and upload shortpoint-spfx-teams.sppkg as described.

shortpoint spfx extracted file

Step 4: Upload ShortPoint for Teams to App Catalog

On the App catalog, click the upload button.

Uploading apps in App Catalog

From your files, find the extracted ShortPoint Teams folder and select the shortpoint-spfx-teams.sppkg file, then press Open.

Uploading ShortPoint SPFx

You will then get a prompt asking if you want to enable ShortPoint for Teams. Click Enable app.

Enable App

A notification stating that the app has been enabled will appear. Click Close.

App has been enabled

I cannot add the new package to App Catalog!
If the step is not completed successfully or if you have encountered a problem adding the package to the App Catalog, check this article to fix the issue: I Can Not Upload ShortPoint App to SharePoint App Catalog.

You must also ensure that your ShortPoint SPFx for Teams is enabled successfully. To do so, check the State column under ShortPoint SPFx for Teams. If you see enabled, it has been added successfully.

ShortPoint SPFx enabled

Help:The app is disabled! To get more information on how to solve this,check out Known Issue: ShortPoint SPFx App Deployment Error - Deployment Failed.  Correlation ID.

Done! Proceed to the next step

The next installation step will show you how to Upload ShortPoint App to Teams App Catalog. Don’t worry—this step will only take approximately one minute.

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