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Keeping in touch with people you care about is easy with Chat in Windows 11. With one click, you can jump on an audio or video call with a contact or group.

There are two main ways to jump into a call, setting up an instant or a scheduled meeting with the Meet button and connecting to people and groups directly.

From the Meet button

From Chat in Windows 11, click Meet  Video call button to start an instant meeting.

The join and meeting options in Teams for Windows 11

A. Name - Give your meeting a name so your contacts know what they're joining. A name also makes the meeting easier to find in the future.

B. Microphone - Turn your microphone on or off.

C. Camera - Turn your camera on or off.

D. Background - Select the Background filters button to blur your background.

E. Settings - Select the Device settings button to manage your device settings.

F. Speaker and Microphone - Use the drop-downs to select the speaker and microphone to use for your call.

G. Noise suppression - Use the drop-down to set your noise suppression level.

H. Join now - When you're ready to start the meeting, select Join now

Once you start the meeting, you can select Copy Meeting link to generate a link to share, Share via Outlook Calendar to send an Outlook invite to the meeting, Share via Google Calendar to send a Google Calendar invite to the meeting, or Share via default email to send an email with the meeting invitation.

Connect directly

From the Chat window, you can double-click on any chat to open it, then use the Video call  Video call button or Audio call  Audio call button  buttons to start the call. You can also hover over Chats in the chat window and select the Video call  Video call button or Audio call  Audio call button  buttons to quickly start a call with that chat with just one click.

Note: Certain chats, like meeting chats, might not have Video call or Audio call buttons.

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