Attend a live event in Teams

Note: Live events are a preview feature in Microsoft Teams. Enjoy your sneak peek!

As an attendee, you get to watch the live event and participate in the moderated Q&A. 

Join the live event

Once you get the live event link, just click it to join the event, either live or on-demand.

Live broadcast
  • If you open the event from Teams, you'll go directly to the event attendee experience in Teams.

    Note: The live event attendee experience currently doesn't use your Microsoft Teams device preferences. Use your operating system sound setting to choose the sound output device for the live event. 

  • If you open the event from Outlook, you can join from the web or open the event in Teams.

    Join via web link
  • If the live event hasn't started, you'll see the message "The live event has not yet started."

    Event not started
  • If the live event has ended and it was configured with recording options, you can watch the recording.

  • For anonymous live events:

    • If you're already signed in to Teams, you'll join as an authenticated user.

    • If you're an anonymous user, you'll get an anonymous web join experience.

  • If you're attending the live event on the web, use an MSE-enabled web browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Safari is not currently supported.

Note: If the live event video begins playing in low resolution, you might need to manually reset it to a higher resolution.

Resolution menu

Ask a question before or during the live event

  1. Before the event starts or during the middle of it, click Q&A Q&A button on the right side of the screen.

    Note: The Q&A panel only appears if the organizer has set it up.

  2. Type your question in the compose box, and then click Ask or Ask anonymously.

    Q&A box

Watch the live event later

Once the live event is over, you can still watch the recording, if it was configured with video-on-demand options.

Live event recording

Prerequisites for watching a live event

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Teams live event overview

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