Join a meeting without a Teams account

You can join a Teams meeting anytime, from any device, whether or not you have a Teams account. If you don't have an account, follow these steps to join as a guest.

Note: Some meetings don't allow people to join as guests.

  1. Go to the meeting invite and select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.

    A hyperlink with text reading "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting"

  2. That'll open a web page, where you'll see two choices: Download the Windows app and Join on the web instead. If you join on the web, you can use either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Your browser may ask if it's okay for Teams to use your mic and camera. Be sure to allow it so you'll be seen and heard in your meeting.

  3. Enter your name and choose your audio and video settings. If the meeting room (or another device that's connected to the meeting) is nearby, choose Audio off to avoid disrupting. Select Phone audio if you want to listen to the meeting on your mobile phone.

  4. When you're ready, hit Join now.

  5. This will bring you into the meeting lobby. We'll notify the meeting organizer that you're there, and someone in the meeting can then admit you.

Notes: 

  • If no one admits you to the meeting within 15 minutes, you'll be removed from the lobby. If that happens, you can try joining again.

  • Some features of Teams meetings aren't available to guests.

Organizer's view

If you're the meeting organizer, we'll alert you when someone is waiting in the lobby.

Click Admit to let them right into the meeting, or View lobby to admit or deny them, as well as see a list of everyone who's waiting. 

Even if you don't have a Teams account, you can still join a Teams meeting on the mobile app. Here's how:

  1. In the meeting invite, select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.

    A hyperlink with text reading "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting"

  2. If you don't already have the Teams mobile app, you'll be taken to your app store to download it.

  3. Download and open the app.
    If you have an Android device, open the app right from the app store page.
    If you have an iOS device, tap the meeting link again to open the app.

    Teams will ask if it's okay to use your mic. Be sure to allow it so others in the meeting will be able to hear you.

  4. Next, you'll be given two options for joining your meeting: Join as a guest or Sign in and join. Choose Join as a guest.

    Button to join the meeting as a guest

  5. Type your name and tap Join meeting.

    Type your name and join meeting button

    For the next step, the meeting organizer or their administrator may require you to sign in with an authorized account to join the meeting.

    For example, if this is a school meeting you may need to sign in with your school account. Or if the meeting is part of a conference, you may need to use a conference-authorized account.

  6. Depending on how the meeting was set up, you may be able to enter the meeting now.

    OR

    If you see a screen similar to this, sign in with the mentioned account.

    Sign in with mentioned account

    OR

    You may see this screen, and should sign in an account that was authorized for the meeting

    Sign in with authorized account

Once you're in the meeting, you can turn your video or mic on or off by tapping on the center of your screen to show the meeting controls. Tap again to hide them. 

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