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Play Together makes it easy to invite friends and family for game play, where they can join on any device. You can send game invites before or during your live-stream game play in Play Together in Microsoft Teams (free) on Windows 11. 

First time using Play Together? We recommend following the steps in this order to start your game play.

Step 1

Install Play Together

Step 2

Make calls or start group chats

Step 3

Invite friends to your game

Number 4.

Manage settings

Before you start

Invite friends and family to play 

With Play Together you can invite anyone to watch or play even if they are not on Microsoft Teams (free). Friends and family can join on any device.

  1. Open the Game Bar Widget, press Windows logo key  +G.

  2. Select the Play Together button on the Game Bar. Then select the Pin button  Teams pin chat icon at the top of your chat list to hold the widget in place as an overlay.

    The Teams Pin button for the Teams Xbox Game widget overlay.

  3. Open the chat you want to share and Go live.

  4. Select Copy link  Copy meeting link button and share the link on your preferred app or email.

    The copy link button for the Teams game widget.

See your friends while you play 

You can see your family and friends' videos or avatars overlay on your game. To move the widget, select Windows logo key  +G and drag the widget.

Move Teams game widget.

What will my friends see when I play?

What your friends and family see during your game play depends on the settings you set.

  • Teams outgoing camera icon Turn your Camera on/off to share video reactions.

  • Teams unmute microphone buttonMute/ unmute your Mic for voice chat.

  • Share content from your screen or app. When selecting which screen or app you want to share, you'll have the option to Include computer sound.

    What others see during game play on Teams game widget.

Step 4: Manage settings for Play Together in Microsoft Teams (free)

Related topics

Play Together in Game Bar on Windows 11

Troubleshoot Xbox Game Bar on Windows

Download the Microsoft Teams (free) app

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