Whether you're working from home or meeting with people in other locations, Outlook can help you ensure every meeting is online. Simply enable the Make my meetings online option to get started.

Turn this option on or off

The setting is enabled by default. However, if you wish to change the setting, you can do so in one of the following ways.

In Outlook

You can find the setting to make all meetings online in all Outlook applications: Outlook for Windows, Outlook for Mac, Outlook on the web, Outlook for Android, and Outlook for iOS. Look for the setting in the Options menu for your specific application.

In Windows PowerShell

IT Admins can also programmatically configure the setting for specific users or for their entire organization.

  • To configure for a given user, admins should use the OnlineMeetingsByDefaultEnabled parameter from the Set-MailboxCalendarConfiguration cmdlet.

  • To configure for the organization, admins should use the OnlineMeetingsByDefaultEnabled parameter from the Set-OrganizationConfig cmdlet.

Note that the user setting - configured from Outlook or via PowerShell - will be preferred over the organization default setting.

Choose your default online meeting provider

Currently, Make my meetings online is only available for users of Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business. If a user has both Teams and Skype, their preferred provider will depend on the selected co-existence mode, and the user will not see an option to choose between Teams and Skype.

However, in an upcoming release, the setting will also support third-party online meeting providers. With this update, users of multiple online meeting providers will be able to choose their preferred online meeting provider after they enable the setting. 

Users will be able to find the setting to choose their preferred provider in Outlook for Mac, Outlook on the web, Outlook for Android, and Outlook for iOS. Although you cannot yet select your preferred provider from Outlook for Windows, the provider selected elsewhere will be used as your preferred provider in Outlook for Windows.

Supported online meeting providers

When selecting a preferred online meeting provider, the list of available providers is personalized to each customer's setup.

Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business are shown based on the customer's assigned license(s).

Third-party providers are shown based on the add-ins that the user or the admin has installed. The following online meeting add-ins are supported:

  • Zoom for Outlook

  • Cisco WebEx Scheduler

  • BlueJeans Meetings

  • GoToMeeting

  • RingCentral Scheduler

  • JioMeet for Outlook

Additional information

  • Online meeting details are not added to events that are longer than 24 hours or to any event without attendees.

  • If you manage a shared calendar or delegated calendar and the calendar owner has updated the preferred provider, it may take up to 24 hours for that selection to reflect on your copy of the shared calendar.

  • The feature is not yet enabled when using Outlook for Windows, if your mailbox is hosted in GCC, GCC-High, or the DoD environment.  Users in these environments will have the feature when using other Outlook applications.

Minimum Outlook versions required

Outlook client

Option to make all meetings online

Option to select preferred provider
(if multiple providers enabled)

Outlook for Windows*

  • 1

  • Coming soon

Outlook for Mac*

  • 2

  • Coming soon

Outlook for Web

  • Coming soon

Outlook for Android

  • Coming soon

Outlook for iOS

  • Coming soon

*Applies only to customers who purchased Microsoft Office on a monthly or yearly subscription basis.

1Only supports user of Microsoft Teams. Available starting in Version 16.0.0.13330 of Outlook with Version 1.0.20275.4 of the Teams add-in.

2Available starting in Version 16.52.808.0.

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