Join an Office 365 Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting from Skype for Business (Lync) Web App

If you don’t have the desktop version of Skype for Business (Lync), or don’t have a Skype for Business (Lync) account, you can use Skype for Business (Lync) Web App to join a Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting from your browser. You don’t have to download anything—just follow these steps:

  1. Go to Outlook > Calendar, open the Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting request, and select Join Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting.

    Lync Meeting request with Join Lync Meeting link highlighted

  2. Enter your name, and then select Join the meeting. Or if the meeting request is from somebody in your own organization, you can select Sign in if you are an Office 365 user instead.

Lync Web App sign-in screen showing name box and sign-in options

Tip    If you’re having trouble joining the meeting, open an InPrivate Browsing session in Internet Explorer and try joining the meeting again.

See also: Skype for Business (Lync) Web App Supported Platforms.

Install the Skype for Business (Lync) Web App plug-in

The Skype for Business (Lync) Web App plug-in is required for audio, video, and screen sharing. You only need to install it once.

  1. Before you join the meeting, make sure Install Skype for Business (Lync) Web App plug-in is selected on the sign-in screen.

  2. Follow your browser’s instructions for downloading and installing the plug in. For example, in Internet Explorer, select Run when you see the alert at the bottom of the browser window.

  3. In the Skype for Business (Lync) Web App plug-in security alert, select Allow.

  4. In the Windows Firewall security alert, it’s OK to select Cancelif you don’t have administrator privileges on your computer.

If you’ve already joined the meeting and the plug-in didn’t install, point to the phone icon and select Call to start the installation process.

See also: Trouble installing the plug-in?

Join a meeting with the desktop version of Skype for Business (Lync)

If the meeting request is from someone in your organization, you can install and use the desktop version of Skype for Business (Lync) to join the meeting.

Important    To use the desktop version of Skype for Business (Lync), make sure Internet Explorer is your default browser.

Join with Skype for Business (Lync) Web App if Skype for Business (Lync) desktop is installed

In some cases you may want to join a meeting with Skype for Business (Lync) Web App even if the desktop version of Skype for Business (Lync) is installed.

  1. In the meeting request, right-click Join Skype for Business (Lync) Meeting and click Copy Hyperlink.

  2. Paste the meeting link into a browser address box, and add ?sl=1 at the end. For example: https://meet.skypeforbusiness.com/contoso/patrick/ABCDEFGH?sl=1

  3. Press Enter to join the meeting with Skype for Business (Lync) Web App.

Applies To: Lync Web App



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