O365: Share a direct download link to a file in Office 365

If there’s an easier way, I haven’t found it!

Sign in to your account and find the file

Click on the file and select "Get a link"

Select "View link – no sign-in required"

Click "Create"

Optional: Set an expiration date for the link

Change the text of the link from "guestaccess.aspx" to "download.aspx"

Share this new link.

Users will be prompted to download the file.