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Connect like never before in a three-dimensional (3D) immersive space, helping virtual meetings and experiences feel more like face-to-face connections. Immersive spaces have unique attributes that create a perception of being physically together in a 3D digital space, including spatial interaction, co-presence, and immersion.

An image of people doing a Teams meeting in Immersive space.

It makes building relationships easier by bringing the power of Mesh into people's everyday workplace. With just one click, you can easily transform your virtual meeting into a 3D experience with immersive spaces in Teams.

Immersive spaces work well for these types of meetings:

  • Weekly scrums or standups with your team

  • Brainstorming sessions with multiple break-out groups

  • Casual get-togethers or celebrations for morale

  • Virtual networking sessions across multiple groups

  • Onboarding meet-and-greets for new team members

Note: The following licenses support Mesh immersive spaces: Teams Essentials, Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Microsoft 365 E3/E5, and Office 365 E1/E3/E5.

Meet in Teams or with a Meta Quest VR device
Both platforms encourage you to explore and enjoy our three-dimensional environments, and using a Quest device provides a more embodied and immersive experience.

Use immersive spaces in Microsoft Teams
To join an immersive space directly from within a Teams meeting, select View  Gallery view icon> Immersive space (3D).

Note: If you don't see this option, see How to fix app, audio, and GPU issues for immersive spaces.

Socialize and connect within a three-dimensional environment
Have multiple, simultaneous conversations and communicate effectively in subgroups without talking over each other. Immersive spaces in Teams enable collaboration for all your meeting attendees, even if some of them join from outside the immersive space. If you join from a standard 2D Teams meeting experience, you can see, hear, and interact with others in an immersive space. If any participant shares their screen, the content is visible to all meeting attendees.

Walk out of the Teams screen share area  to have side conversations

When you join an immersive space, you'll start in the screen share area where you can hear and talk with non-immersive participants. If you walk outside of the screen share area, participants in non-immersive won't be able to hear you, enabling you to have side conversation with other immersive participants.

Those inside the screen share area will experience different spatial audio effects than those outside the screen share area. For more information, see Spatial audio in Microsoft Teams meetings.

Join with avatars for Teams
As you enter the immersive space, choose an avatar that you’ve already built for standard Teams meetings or create a new one. It’s easy to customize your avatar to reflect your appearance, style, or mood for the day.

An image of people socializing in Immersive space.

Enter 3D immersive spaces from Teams

There are several ways to join an immersive space from Teams:

  • A scheduled meeting through Teams or Outlook

  • When you start a meeting by Meet now

  • Channel meetings when you select Join from any Teams chat group

You can have as many people in immersive spaces as in your Teams meeting, but only 16 participants are allowed in the same immersive space at a time.

To use immersive spaces in Teams:

  1. Sign in to Teams on your desktop.

  2. Go to your Calendar  Teams Calendar tab icon on the leftmost side of Teams.

  3. Select the meeting you'll be joining, then select Join.

  4. From the meeting menu at the top, select View Gallery view icon> Immersive space (3D) Immersive space view icon. Mesh For Teams will begin loading, and you'll come to the immersive space pre-join screen.

    Screenshot of a Teams meeting showing the View then Immersive space (3D) selection.​​​​​​​


    • If you're not seeing the Immersive space (3D)  Immersive space view icon option in the View Gallery view icon drop-down menu, it could be one of the following reasons:

    • Check with your IT admin to see if the Teams app permission policy is allowing or blocking Mesh Immersive spaces for you. If your admin made changes to the app permission policies, it may take up to 24 hours for the Immersive space (3D)  Immersive space view icon option to appear. For more information, see how to Manage the Mesh app in Teams.

    • Immersive spaces in Teams is currently available on the Teams 2.1 desktop app for Windows and for Teams desktop for Mac. It's not yet available for Teams on web, and Teams mobile. For more information, see Immersive spaces release notes.

    • The minimum hardware requirements of 4-core CPU & 8 GB RAM are not met by your machine. To see the requirements, see the Platform and Hardware support below.

Once there, you’ll see other participants that did not join the immersive space in the virtual gallery. Any screen shared will be visible on the virtual stage.

Move around in an immersive space

Look around, walk, run, teleport, or just sit at the table with other avatars. To move around, press the WASD keys.

Use your mouse or trackpad to look around and scroll to move between first or third person views.

For details, you can also access the Control tutorial from the immersive space Help menu:

Screenshot of Controls Tutorial in immersive spaces Help Menu.

Use Teams meeting features in an immersive space

During the meeting, all Teams features can be accessed above the immersive space window, such as Chat, People, Raise, React, View, Notes, Copilot, Whiteboard, Apps, Video, Mic, and Share. In the immersive space, you’ll be represented by your avatar, so the Camera will appear as off.

Screenshot of immersive spaces showing the Teams meeting controls highlighted in red.

Change environment settings

In the immersive space (3D), change the environment using the Environment settings at the bottom of the screen. There are several options to select from: Lakehouse, Oasis - Small, and Oasis - Large.

Screenshot showing the environment settings open with the button highlighted red at the bottom of the screen.

Platform & hardware support

To use immersive spaces in Microsoft Teams or on Meta Quest devices:

  1. Ensure your IT admin has completed set up. If your admin has recently made changes to the app permission policies, it may take up to 24 hours for Immersive space to appear under your meeting options. See how to Manage the Mesh app in Microsoft Teams, which covers how to set up Mesh immersive spaces.

  2. Use a PC, Mac, or Meta Quest device. PC and Mac minimum hardware requirements are 4-core CPU & 8 GB RAM.

    Note: If the minimum hardware requirements are not met with your machine, you will not be able to open View > Immersive space (3D) in your Teams meeting.

    Screenshot showing the Immersive space (3D) dropdown being blocked since your machine is not capable of running it.

Immersive spaces on Meta Quest devices

To use immersive spaces on the Meta Quest headset, download the Mesh app from the Meta App Lab.

Download Microsoft Mesh

Microsoft Mesh on Meta Quest | Meta Store

Microsoft Mesh also has a separate preview build, which is ideal for developers who want to test out upcoming features and prepare in advance for the next public build. Download Microsoft Mesh Preview from here: Microsoft Mesh (Public Preview) on Meta Quest | Meta Store.

Note: You may not be able to access your corporate data through the Mesh app on Quest devices, resulting in the inability to see your Teams Calendar in the Mesh app. To access Meta enterprise support, check your corporate security policies or contact your IT admin.

Install the Mesh app on Quest devices

On your PC, sign in with your Meta ID at Microsoft Mesh on Meta Quest | Meta Store and select Get. The next time you sign in on your Meta Quest device, the Mesh app will be downloaded to your device.

How do I find my Meta ID?

  1. Go to the Meta login page on your web browser: Log in with Facebook

  2. Continue with your Facebook account or sign in with your Oculus/Meta account.

  3. Go to your Profile page at the top right.

  4. Select Profile. Here's where you'll find your Meta ID.

Join a Teams meeting with Mesh on Quest devices

Once you’re running the Mesh app on Quest device, use the Dashboard to find and join your meetings.

  1. Open the Mesh app on Quest device.

  2. Log in with your corporate account.

  3. Select Teams from the menu on the left side of the Mesh dashboard.

  4. Select Join meeting or Start meeting for an event.

    The dashboard for immersive spaces on Quest

  5. Select Join now.

Move around in immersive space

For details on how to move around with your Quest devices, you can access the Control tutorial from the Help menu.

You can access the Control tutorial for Quest devices from the Help menu

Use Teams features while in Mesh on Quest devices

When in a Teams meeting with your Quest device, meeting controls appear in the Mesh app bar.

Immersive spaces app bar on Quest devices.

Give feedback

Have a question, problem, or suggestion? Here are two ways to submit feedback:

Provide feedback from inside immersive spaces

  1. Select the system menu button at the bottom left of the screen.

  2. Select Feedback.

Provide feedback from the Teams menu

  1. Select Settings and more Microsoft Teams more options icon in the upper right corner of Teams. Then select Help > Give feedback.

  2. In the Give feedback dialog box, follow the instructions to enter details about your issue.

    Dialog box for giving feedback

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