Join a meeting in Teams

You can join Teams meetings anytime, anywhere, from any device.

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Join by link

All you need to join a Teams meeting is a link.

When you open the link or select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting in your meeting invite, you’ll be taken to a page where you can choose to either join on the web or download the desktop app and then join. If you already have the Teams app, the meeting will open there automatically.

If you have a Teams account, select Sign in to join with access to the meeting chat and more. If you don’t have a Teams account, enter your name to join the meeting as a guest. Then, depending on the organizer’s settings, you may join the meeting right away or go to the lobby where people in the meeting can admit you.

Join by phone

Even if you don’t have internet access or the Teams app, you can join some meetings by phone. If it has a phone number and conference ID in the meeting invite, just dial to join.

If you see a phone number in your invitation, but it’s not local to you, select Local numbers and find one that works for you.

Join from calendar

Select Meetings Meetings button on the left side of the app to see your meetings. Find the meeting you want, and then select Join.

Or, if someone starts the meeting, you'll get a notification you can use to join.

Join a meeting from a pop-up message

Join in a channel

If a meeting takes place in a channel, you’ll see an invitation to join, relevant content, and who’s in the meeting right in the channel. Just select Join.

Join a meeting from a message

Join from chat

If the meeting has already begun, it appears in your recent chat list. Select the meeting in your chat list and then select Join at the top of the chat.

Add a room while you join

When you’re choosing your audio and video settings, you have the option to add a room so you can use a meeting room’s audio and video devices. Your personal device may even detect a nearby room using Bluetooth. If it does, you’ll see the meeting room’s name and the option to Join and add this room. If the nearby room has already joined the meeting, you can Join with audio off to avoid disrupting the meeting.

If your device doesn’t detect the room nearby, select Add a room under Other join options and search for the room you’re using.

There are many ways to join a Teams meeting from a mobile device.

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Join by link

To get the best of Teams meetings on mobile, including audio, video, and content sharing, you’ll need to download and install the Teams mobile app.

If you have the app and you open the meeting link or select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting, then the app will open. If you don’t have it, then you’ll be taken to the app store where you can download it.

Note: Try to download the app before the meeting starts because it might take a minute or two depending on your connection.

If you have a Teams account, select Sign in and join to join with access to the meeting chat and more. If you don’t have a Teams account, select Join as a guest, then enter your name to join the meeting as a guest. Depending on the organizer’s settings, you may join the meeting right away or go to the lobby where others can admit you.

Dial in

If you don’t want to download the app and you see a phone number in the meeting invite, you can select the phone number in the invitation to dial both the meeting’s phone number and the conference ID. Once you’re connected, dial 1 to join the meeting.

If you see a phone number in your invitation, but it’s not local to you, select Local numbers and find one that works for you.

Join from calendar

Select Meetings Meetings button on the bottom of the app to see your meetings. Find the meeting you want, and then select Join.

Join from a notification

When a Teams meeting starts, you’ll get a notification that’ll bring you directly to the meeting without finding it on your calendar. Just select the notification to join.

Note: For now, this is only available on iOS. Coming soon to Android!

Join in a channel

If a meeting takes place in a channel, you’ll see an invitation to join, relevant content, and the organizer right in the channel. Just select Join.

Join from chat

If the meeting or meeting chat has already begun, it appears in your recent chat list. Select the meeting in your chat list and then select Join at the top of the chat.

Join on multiple devices

You can join a meeting on multiple devices (for example, a PC and a mobile device) to better collaborate and share content.

When you’ve already joined a meeting on one of your devices and open your mobile app, you’ll see a message at the top of the app that’ll let you join the meeting on mobile in addition to your other device.

If you join this way, your speaker and mic will be muted so that you don’t cause an echo and disrupt the meeting.

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