In Teams for personal and small business use, you can easily create meetings with your contacts. You can create instant meetings when you want to start the meeting now, or you can create scheduled meetings to share with your contacts. Do you want to create a meeting, but don't have an account for Teams? Sign up now.

Note: In Teams for personal and small business use (free), you can create meetings of up to 100 participants for up to 60 minutes. Learn more about Teams subscriptions.

  1. There are multiple ways to create an instant meeting:

    • From your Chat tab, tap Start an instant meeting Meet now button   at the top of the list.

    • Tap the Calendar tab, then tap Start an instant meeting Meet now button   at the top of the screen.

  2. You can tap Edit Edit button   to change the name of the meeting.

    Teams mobile meet now invite screenshot

  3. Tap Share meeting invite The Share button  to share your meeting link via SMS and more.

  4. Tap Copy meeting link Copy meeting link button  to copy the meeting invite link to your clipboard.

  5. Tap Start meeting to begin.

    • Your meeting is created, and your meeting link is displayed in the meeting chat. You can copy and share this link at any time.

  6. Set your audio and video options and tap Join now. You can Add participants or Share the meeting invite for people to join.
     

    Note: If you don't want to have users enter the meeting's lobby before they're able to join, disable it by tapping  Show participants buttonMeeting participantsMeeting options buttonMeeting options, and select Everyone for Who can bypass the lobby in the dropdown.

  1. From the Calendar tab, tap Add event  Add button   at the bottom right of the screen.

  2. Give your meeting a name in the Title field.

  3. You can Add participants to your meeting by entering their name or email.

  4. You can set the meeting for All day, or you can fill out the start and end fields to schedule your meeting. You can also set the meeting to repeat or add details.

  5. Tap Submit  Teams OK button to schedule your meeting.

  6. Your meeting appears on your Calendar; tap the meeting, then tap Share meeting invite The Share button to share your meeting link via SMS, Skype, and more.

  7. Tap Join to start the meeting, set your audio and video options, and select Join now to enter the meeting as host.

    Note: If you don't want to have users enter the meeting's lobby before they're able to join, disable it by tapping Meeting participants  Show participants buttonMeeting options  Meeting options button, and select Everyone for Who can bypass the lobby in the dropdown.

Important: The options can vary based on screen size. If you do not see the button, you may need to tap More  More options button to bring up more call options.

In the meeting, you can select the following:

  • Teams Chat Bubbles button Chat to display the meeting chat.

  • Show participants button Meeting participants, where you can add members from your contacts.

  • Share button Share photos, videos, or your device screen.

  • Raise Hand button Raise your hand in the call.

  • Video off button Enable/disable your camera.

  • Microphone button Mute/unmute your microphone.

  • Mobile speaker options button Change your audio options to DeviceSpeaker, or Audio off.

  • More  More options button to bring up more call options.

    • Hold button Put yourself on hold.

    • Video off button Turn off incoming video.

    • Layout button Change the call layout.

When a Teams consumer / personal sends a calendar invitation, information pertaining to organizer’s email will be made available to the recipients.  These invitations may be sent via email or SMS, on behalf of the organizer. 

For users that sign in with their email based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.):

  • Email recipients will be shown the organizer’s Microsoft account email address.  This email address will be shown to the organizer in the header when the calendar invitation is being prepared.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

For users that sign in with a phone number-based Microsoft account, or sign in with an email based Microsoft account using non Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!):

  • Email recipients will be shown a system-generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the organizer.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

When a Teams consumer / personal adds a calendar event to their personal calendar, information pertaining to recipient’s email is available to other attendees of the meeting.

For users that have accepted a calendar invitation and added it to their personal calendar and that sign in with:

  • An email-based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.), their Microsoft account email address will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

  • An email-based Microsoft account using non-Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!) or a phone number-based Microsoft account, a system generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the user will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

Users can login to Outlook.com to export their calendar invitations. Learn how to import and export Outlook email, contacts, and calendar.

  1. There are multiple ways to create an instant meeting:

    • From your Chat tab, tap Start an instant meeting Meet now button at the top of the list.

    • Tap the Calendar tab, then tap Start an instant meeting Meet now button at the top of the screen.

  2. You can tap Edit Edit button to change the name of the meeting.

    Teams mobile invite screenshot for iOS

  3. Tap Share meeting invite The Share button to share your meeting link via SMS and more.

  4. Tap Copy meeting link Copy meeting link button to copy the meeting invite link to your clipboard.

  5. Tap Start meeting to begin.

    • Your meeting is created, and your meeting link is displayed in the meeting chat. You can copy and share this link at any time.

  6. Set your audio and video options and Add participants or Share the meeting invite for people to join.

  1. From the Calendar tab, tap the plus Add button at the top of the screen.

  2. Give your meeting a name in the Title field.

  3. You can Add participants to your meeting by entering their name or email.

  4. You can set the meeting for All day or use the Start and End fields to schedule your meeting. You can also set the meeting to repeat, set a location, or add a Description.

  5. Tap Done to schedule your meeting.

  6. Your meeting appears on your Calendar; tap the meeting, then tap Share meeting invite The Share button to share your meeting link via SMS, Skype, and more.

  7. Tap the meeting in your Calendar, then tap Join to start the meeting, set your audio and video options, and select Join now to enter the meeting as host.

Important: The options can vary based on screen size. If you do not see the button, you may need to tap More  More options button to bring up more call options.

In the meeting, you can select the following:

  • Teams Chat Bubbles button Chat to display the meeting chat.

  • Show participants button Meeting participants where you can add members from your contacts.

  • Share button Share photos, videos, or your device screen.

  • Raise Hand button Raise your hand in the call.

  • Video off button Enable/disable your camera.

  • Microphone button Mute/unmute your microphone.

  • Mobile speaker options button Change your audio options to DeviceSpeaker, or Audio off.

  • More  More options button to bring up more call options.

When a Teams consumer / personal sends a calendar invitation, information pertaining to organizer’s email will be made available to the recipients.  These invitations may be sent via email or SMS, on behalf of the organizer. 

For users that sign in with their email based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.):

  • Email recipients will be shown the organizer’s Microsoft account email address.  This email address will be shown to the organizer in the header when the calendar invitation is being prepared.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

For users that sign in with a phone number-based Microsoft account, or sign in with an email based Microsoft account using non Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!):

  • Email recipients will be shown a system-generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the organizer.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

When a Teams consumer / personal adds a calendar event to their personal calendar, information pertaining to recipient’s email is available to other attendees of the meeting.

For users that have accepted a calendar invitation and added it to their personal calendar and that sign in with:

  • An email-based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.), their Microsoft account email address will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

  • An email-based Microsoft account using non-Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!) or a phone number-based Microsoft account, a system generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the user will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

Users can login to Outlook.com to export their calendar invitations. Learn how to import and export Outlook email, contacts, and calendar.

  1. There are multiple ways to create an instant meeting:

    • Open Microsoft Teams. From your Chat tab, select New Meeting Video call button at the top of the list.

    • Open Microsoft Teams. Select the Calendar tab, select Meet now Video call button at the top of the screen, and then select Create a meeting.

  2. Enter a name for the meeting.

    Screenshot of Teams web Meet Now.

  3. Select Get a link to share to generate a link that you can copy to your clipboard and share in any way you wish.
     

    Note: After you select Get a link to share, you can disable users entering the meeting's lobby before they're able to join, by clicking Configure Meeting options, then in your default browser select Who can bypass the lobby in the dropdown menu and click Save.

  4. Select Start meeting to begin. Your meeting is created, and your meeting link is displayed in the meeting chat.
     

    Note: You can select Copy Meeting link to generate a link to share, Share via Outlook Calendar, Share via Google Calendar, or Share via default email in Teams for Windows 11.

  5. Set your audio and video options, and then select Join nowLearn more about how to customize your background in the pre-join screen.

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. From the Calendar tab, select New Meeting at the top of the screen.

  3. Give your meeting a name in the Title field.

  4. Enter a name, email, or phone number to add participants to your meeting.

  5. You can fill out the start and end fields to schedule your meeting or set the meeting for All day. You can also set the meeting to repeat, add a location, or add details.

  6. Select Save to schedule your meeting.

  7. You can choose Copy link  Copy meeting link button to copy your meeting invite link and share in any way you wish. Your meeting will also appear on your Calendar; you can open the meeting at any time and select Copy link Copy meeting link button to copy your meeting invite link.

    • You can open the meeting at any time and select Copy link Copy meeting link button to copy your meeting invite link.

    • You can configure the meeting's privacy options by clicking Meeting options. A new tab should open in your default browser where you can set Who can bypass the lobby and Who can present options in the dropdown menu.

In the meeting, you can select the following:

  • Show participants button Show participants to add participants from your contacts.

  • Teams Chat Bubbles button Show conversation to display the meeting chat.

  • Raise Hand button Raise hand to raise your hand in the call.

  • More options button More actions to bring up your call options.

  • Video off button Enable/disable your camera.

  • Microphone button Mute/unmute your microphone.

  • Share button Share your screen. When selecting which screen you want to share, you'll also have the option to Include computer sound.

When a Teams consumer / personal sends a calendar invitation, information pertaining to organizer’s email will be made available to the recipients.  These invitations may be sent via email or SMS, on behalf of the organizer. 

For users that sign in with their email based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.):

  • Email recipients will be shown the organizer’s Microsoft account email address.  This email address will be shown to the organizer in the header when the calendar invitation is being prepared.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

For users that sign in with a phone number-based Microsoft account, or sign in with an email based Microsoft account using non Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!):

  • Email recipients will be shown a system-generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the organizer.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

When a Teams consumer / personal adds a calendar event to their personal calendar, information pertaining to recipient’s email is available to other attendees of the meeting.

For users that have accepted a calendar invitation and added it to their personal calendar and that sign in with:

  • An email-based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.), their Microsoft account email address will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

  • An email-based Microsoft account using non-Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!) or a phone number-based Microsoft account, a system generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the user will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

Users can login to Outlook.com to export their calendar invitations. Learn how to import and export Outlook email, contacts, and calendar.

  1. There are multiple ways to create an instant meeting:

    • From your Chat tab, select New Meeting  Meet now button at the top of the list.

    • Select the Calendar tab, click Meet now Meet now button at the top of the screen, and then select Create a meeting.

  2. Enter a name for the meeting.

    Screenshot of Teams web Meet Now.

  3. Select Get a link to share to generate a link that you can copy to your clipboard and share in any way you wish.

  4. Select Start meeting to begin.

    • Your meeting is created, and your meeting link is displayed in the meeting chat. You can copy and share this link at any time.

  5. Set your audio and video options, and then select Join now.

  1. From the Calendar tab, select the New Meeting button at the top of the screen.

  2. Give your meeting a name in the Title field.

  3. Enter a name, email, or phone number to add participants to your meeting.

  4. You can fill out the start and end fields to schedule your meeting or set the meeting for All day. You can also set the meeting to repeat, add a location, or add details.

  5. Select Save to schedule your meeting.

  6. You can choose Copy link  Copy meeting link button to copy your meeting invite link and share in any way you wish, or you can use Google Calendar to create and send the meeting through Google Calendar. Your meeting will also appear on your calendar.

    • You can open the meeting at any time and select Copy link Copy meeting link button to copy your meeting invite link.

In the meeting, you can select the following:

  • Show participants button Show participants to add participants from your contacts.

  • Teams Chat Bubbles button Show conversation to display the meeting chat.

  • Raise Hand button Raise hand to raise your hand in the call.

  • More options button More actions to bring up your call options.

    • Settings button Access your Device settings to check your Audio and Video devices.

    • Meeting options button Open the Meeting options to control who can bypass the lobby or present content.

    • Meeting information button Select Meeting info to show the meeting's title, copy the meeting link, and more.

    • Change your view.

    • Change your screen size:

      • The focus button Focus mode.

      • View a call in full screen View the call in Full screen.

      • Video off button Turn off incoming video.

  • Video off button Enable/disable your camera.

  • Microphone button Mute/unmute your microphone.

  • Share button Share your screen. When selecting which screen you want to share, you'll also have the option to Include computer sound.

When a Teams consumer / personal sends a calendar invitation, information pertaining to organizer’s email will be made available to the recipients.  These invitations may be sent via email or SMS, on behalf of the organizer. 

For users that sign in with their email based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.):

  • Email recipients will be shown the organizer’s Microsoft account email address.  This email address will be shown to the organizer in the header when the calendar invitation is being prepared.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

For users that sign in with a phone number-based Microsoft account, or sign in with an email based Microsoft account using non Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!):

  • Email recipients will be shown a system-generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the organizer.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

When a Teams consumer / personal adds a calendar event to their personal calendar, information pertaining to recipient’s email is available to other attendees of the meeting.

For users that have accepted a calendar invitation and added it to their personal calendar and that sign in with:

  • An email-based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.), their Microsoft account email address will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

  • An email-based Microsoft account using non-Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!) or a phone number-based Microsoft account, a system generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the user will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

Users can login to Outlook.com to export their calendar invitations. Learn how to import and export Outlook email, contacts, and calendar.

  1. There are multiple ways to create an instant meeting:

    • From your Chat tab, click New Meeting Meet now button above your chat list.

    • Select the Calendar tab, click Meet now Meet now button at the top of the screen, and then click Create a meeting.

  2. Enter a name for the meeting.

    Screenshot of Teams web Meet Now.

  3. Click Get a link to share to generate a link that you can copy to your clipboard and share in any way you wish.

    Note: After you click Get a link to share, you can disable users entering the meeting's lobby before they're able to join, by clicking Configure Meeting options. A new tab should open in your default browser where you can change Who can bypass the lobby in the dropdown menu. Set your options and then click Save.

  4. Select Start meeting to begin.

    Note: Your browser will ask permission to use your recording device, and you must grant access if you wish to speak in the meeting. You will have the option to disable sound for the meeting.

  1. From the Calendar tab, select the New Meeting button at the top of the screen.

  2. Give your meeting a name in the Title field.

  3. Add required attendees to your meeting.

  4. You can fill out the start and end fields to schedule your meeting or set the meeting for All day. You can also set the meeting to repeat, add a location, or add details.

  5. Select Save to schedule your meeting.

  6. You can choose Copy link  Copy meeting link button to copy your meeting invite link and share in any way you wish, or you can use Google Calendar to create and send the meeting through Google Calendar. Your meeting will also appear on your calendar.

    • You can open the meeting at any time and select Copy link Copy meeting link button to copy your meeting invite link.

    • You can configure the meeting's privacy options by clicking Meeting options. A new tab should open in your default browser where you can set Who can bypass the lobby and Who can present options in the dropdown menu.

In the meeting, you can select the following:

  • Video off button Enable/disable your camera.

  • Microphone button Mute/unmute your microphone.

  • Share button Share your desktop.

  • More options button More actions to bring up your call options.

    • Settings button Access your Device settings to check your audio and video devices.

    • Meeting information button Show meeting details to show the meeting's title, copy the meeting link, and more.

    • Enable full screen button Enter full screen.

    • Change your view.

    • Teams end meeting icon End the meeting.

    • Video off button Turn off incoming video.

  • Raise hand button Raise hand to raise your hand in the call.

  • Teams Chat Bubbles button Show conversation to display the meeting chat.

  • Show participants button Show participants to view or add participants from your contacts.

When a Teams consumer / personal sends a calendar invitation, information pertaining to organizer’s email will be made available to the recipients.  These invitations may be sent via email or SMS, on behalf of the organizer. 

For users that sign in with their email based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.):

  • Email recipients will be shown the organizer’s Microsoft account email address.  This email address will be shown to the organizer in the header when the calendar invitation is being prepared.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

For users that sign in with a phone number-based Microsoft account, or sign in with an email based Microsoft account using non Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!):

  • Email recipients will be shown a system-generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the organizer.

  • SMS / phone number-based recipients are sent an SMS, which contains an invite to join Teams for personal and small business use.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

When a Teams consumer / personal adds a calendar event to their personal calendar, information pertaining to recipient’s email is available to other attendees of the meeting.

For users that have accepted a calendar invitation and added it to their personal calendar and that sign in with:

  • An email-based Microsoft account (based on Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, etc.), their Microsoft account email address will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

  • An email-based Microsoft account using non-Microsoft email (for example, Gmail, Yahoo!) or a phone number-based Microsoft account, a system generated email address created by Microsoft that is unique to the user will be visible to other attendees/meeting participants.

Email accounts are shown in place of phone numbers or email based non-Microsoft account using Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. because calendar invitations are associated with email-based accounts/mailboxes.

Users can login to Outlook.com to export their calendar invitations. Learn how to import and export Outlook email, contacts, and calendar.

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