In the Communities preview in Teams for personal and small business use, you can only join a community with an invitation. A community owner can add you or a member can share a join link or QR code with you if the Allow join via link is enabled.

Note: The Communities app is in preview and is currently available for Teams insiders only on Android and iOS. Learn more about how to opt in to the Teams Insider program.

To share a join link or QR code for a community:

  1. Tap the Communities tab in the Teams app, then select the community you would like to share.

  2. Tap the community name at the top of the screen.

  3. To share:

    • Tap Share link to share a join link for the community in your preferred app or in email.

    • Tap Show QR code to share the QR code for the community in your preferred app or in email.

Note: If the Allow join via link is disabled, any existing links to join will be permanently deleted and a new one will be generated when Allow join via link is re-enabled.

To join a community with a share link:

  1. From your mobile device, tap the join link.

  2. You will be prompted to either Open Teams, if you already have the app or Get Teams, if you don't already have it installed.

  3. After opening the Teams app, you will be added to the community.

Note: If prompted to, be sure to sign in to the account you use for Teams for personal and small business use.

To join a community with a QR code: 

  1. Scan the shared QR code using your mobile device and tap to open in Teams.

  2. You will automatically be added and taken to the community.

Note: If prompted to, be sure to sign in to the account you use for Teams for personal and small business use.

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For more help, contact support or ask a question in the Microsoft Teams Community.

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