Join a Skype for Business meeting from your mobile device without a Skype for Business account

You can join a Skype for Business meeting on your mobile device without signing in to Skype for Business or even having a Skype for Business account.

We recommend that you install the Skype for Business app (from the App Store for iPhone and iPad) before the meeting.

Notes: If you haven't installed the app and you try to join a Skype for Business meeting from the meeting invitation, you’ll be redirected to a Join Launcher page. This page contains a link for installing the Skype for Business app. However, instead of directing you to the App Store, this link opens a blank page in the Safari browser. You can do one of two things to work around this issue:

  • Use the Home button to send the Safari page to the background, and then reopen Safari. When the notification “Open this page in App Store” appears, tap Open to be directed to download Skype for Business from the App Store.

  • Manually open the App Store, search for "Skype for Business," and download the app.

Join the meeting

Once you’ve installed the Skype for Business app, here’s what to do next:

  1. Don’t sign in to Skype for Business.

  2. When you tap the meeting link on your mobile device, you’ll get a Skype for Business prompt to join the meeting.

  3. Tap Join Meeting.

    Tap the Join Meeting button
  4. Enter the name that you want shown to other participants in the meeting.

    Enter your name to join the meeting

We recommend that you install the Skype for Business app (from the Google Play Store) before the meeting.

Notes: If you haven't installed the app and you try to join a Skype for Business meeting from the meeting invitation, you’ll be redirected to a Join Launcher page. This page contains a link for installing the Skype for Business app. However, instead of directing you to the Google Play Store, this link opens a blank page in the Safari browser. You can do one of two things to work around this issue:

  • Use the Home button to send the Safari page to the background, and then reopen Safari. When the notification “Open this page in Google Play Store” appears, tap Open to be directed to download Skype for Business from the Google Play Store.

  • Manually open the Google Play Store, search for "Skype for Business," and download the app.

Join the meeting

Once you’ve installed the Skype for Business app, here’s what to do next:

  1. Don’t sign in to Skype for Business.

  2. When you tap the meeting link on your mobile device, you’ll get a Skype for Business prompt to join the meeting.

  3. Tap Join Meeting.

    Tap the Join Meeting button
  4. Enter the name that you want shown to other participants in the meeting.

    Enter your name to join the meeting

What you can do as a guest

Once you enter your name, you’ll be admitted to the conversation window for the meeting (or into the Lobby if the meeting leader has decided to use that feature).

Here are some things you can and can’t do as a meeting guest if you’re not signed in to Skype for Business:

You can:

  • Open the Meeting settings screen and change your settings for using Wi-Fi with video and meeting content, and for Text telephone (TTY) mode.

  • View the meeting roster, and see the names and titles of the other participants.

You can't:

  • Navigate to any Skype for Business screens other than the Meeting conversation and the Meeting settings screens.

  • Open a contact card from the roster.

  • See contact photos in the roster or active speaker area.

See Also

Install Skype for Business on a mobile device

Join a Skype for Business meeting on a mobile device

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