Welcome to Walkie Talkie, the Teams app that turns your work telephone into a simple and secure instant voice communication device.
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You may already use a walkie talkie-like device at work—to coordinate with coworkers, ask for immediate assistance, contact security, and so on. Like traditional walkie talkies, you press and hold a button to speak on the Teams Walkie Talkie, and release the button to listen.
Unlike traditional walkie talkies, the Teams Walkie Talkie is on your phone (no extra device to carry around!) and integrated with your Teams environment.
Note: You need to disconnect to stop receiving transmissions.
Open Walkie Talkie
In Teams, tap Walkie Talkie in the navigation bar.
If you don’t see the Walkie Talkie app when you open Teams, swipe up from the bottom of your screen or tap More options to access it.
Pin the Walkie Talkie app for quick access
If Walkie Talkie isn't already pinned to the navigation bar in Teams, here’s how to do it.
In Teams, swipe up on the bottom navigation and tap Edit.
In Edit navigation, drag Walkie Talkie from More Apps to the top section.
Note: The number of apps you can have in the navigation bar is limited, so you may need to remove other apps before you pin Walkie Talkie.
Connect to a channel
You can connect to only one channel at a time. To listen or speak on a different channel, switch channels.
Tap the right-facing arrow next to Channel.
Select a channel.
Now you'll receive all communications on your selected channel.
Important: Make sure to turn up the sound so you don't miss any communications.
The number next to indicates how many people are currently connected to the channel, including yourself.
Tap to see who is connected.
Walkie Talkie devices
The following specialized devices with a dedicated PTT button make it possible to speak and receive Walkie Talkie calls even when your phone is locked.
Accessories/headsets for existing phones
To connect a headset, turn on Bluetooth and you will be prompted to allow the Bluetooth headset to connect.
Jabra BlueParrott (https://www.blueparrott.com/microsoft-teams-walkie-talkie)
For Android, Bluetooth permissions are now required. Location permissions are not needed.
If "Nearby devices" permissions haven't been granted on Microsoft Teams a prompt will pop up asking for permission.
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro https://www.samsung.com/us/business/products/mobile/phones/galaxy-xcover-pro/
Note: These devices are not Microsoft Teams certified. They have been validated to work with Teams Walkie Talkie.