Join a meeting in Teams

Join Teams meetings anytime, anywhere, from any device.

Teams meetings are best when you join them from the Teams app or Teams on the web, and there's a bunch of ways to do that—read on for details about joining by link, from your calendar, and more. If you can't use the app or the web, some meetings let you call in using a phone number. 

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To learn more, check out the Join a Teams meeting video.

Join from calendar

  1. Select Calendar on the left side of Teams to view your meetings.

    Calendar view

  2. Find the meeting you want and select Join.

Or, if someone starts the meeting, you'll get a notification you can use to join.

Join in a channel

If a meeting takes place in a channel, you’ll see an invitation to join, relevant content, and who’s in the meeting right in the channel. Just select Join.

A meeting in a channel with a Join button

Join from chat

If the meeting has already begun, it appears in your recent chat list. Select the meeting in your chat list and then select Join at the top of the chat.

Join from chat

Call in

If you're unable to use the Teams app or Teams on the web, you can join some meetings by calling a phone number. 

If there's a phone number and conference ID in the meeting invite, just dial the number to join.

Telephone numbers for calling in to meeting   

The number in your invitation may not be local to you. Select Find a local number to get one that is.  

Add a room while you join

When you’re choosing your audio and video settings, you have the option to add a room so you can use a meeting room’s audio and video devices. Your personal device may even detect a nearby room using Bluetooth. If it does, you’ll see the meeting room’s name and the option to Join and add this room. If the nearby room has already joined the meeting, you can Join with audio off to avoid disrupting the meeting.

On the join screen, Other join options has a pop-up that Team Room Redmond is nearby with the option to Join and add this room

If your device doesn’t detect the room nearby, select Add a room under Other join options and search for the room you’re using.

On the join screen under Other join options, there's an option to Add a room

There are many ways to join a Teams meeting from a mobile device. 

Note: The first time you join a Teams meeting or call on a device running iOS 14, you might see a message from your browser indicating that Teams is requesting local network access. This is due to a change in privacy enhancements for iOS 14. You'll need to allow access in order to participate in meetings and calls.

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Overview

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 Watch this video for a quick overview of joining a Teams meeting on mobile.

Note: If you're in a Teams meeting on your mobile device, the device's screen won't turn off if you don't navigate away from the meeting window (or if you navigate away but come back before it turns off). If you turn off your screen during a meeting, you'll stay connected but the device will lock.

Join from calendar

Select Calendar Meetings button on the bottom of the app to see your meetings. Find the meeting you want, and then select Join.

The Meetings app in Teams highlighting a meeting that's happening right now and has a Join button.

Join from a notification

When a Teams meeting starts, you’ll get a notification that’ll bring you directly to the meeting without finding it on your calendar. Just tap the notification to join.

A mobile notification that Design review has started with the option to Join the meeting via Teams.

Note: For now, this is only available on iOS. Coming soon to Android!

Join in a channel

If a meeting takes place in a channel, you’ll see an invitation to join, relevant content, and the organizer right in the channel. Just select Join.

Weekly Design Sync has started in the Marketing channel of the Contoso team. It has a Join button.

Join from chat

If the meeting or meeting chat has already begun, it appears in your recent chat list. Select the meeting in your chat list and then select Join at the top of the chat.

Dial in

Some meetings let you join by dialing a phone number if you're unable to use the Teams app. 

If there's a phone number in the meeting invite, select it to dial the number and the conference ID. Once you're connected, dial 1 to join the meeting.

If you see a number in the invite but it's not local to you, select Find a local number to get one that works for you.

Join on multiple devices

Join a meeting on more than one device for more collaboration and content-sharing options. If you're already in a meeting on your laptop, for example, you can join on your phone as well to share live video, control a presentation with your phone, and much more. 

Note: See Share content in a meeting for more info about using your phone as a companion device.

When you've joined a meeting on one device, open Teams on your mobile phone. (Make sure both devices are signed in to the same Teams account.)

You’ll see a message at the top of your mobile screen with an option to join the meeting on this device. Tap Join to share content from your phone with everyone in the meeting. 

A banner in Teams saying that Weekly Design Sync - Tuesday is nearby with the option to join from your mobile device.

If you join this way, we'll mute your phone's speaker and mic to avoid causing an echo effect.

Join with Apple CarPlay

Dial into your next scheduled meeting on the road safely with Apple CarPlay.

Here's what you need to use CarPlay with Teams:

  • Vehicle that supports CarPlay

  • iPhone

  • Teams app for iOS (version released Aug. 31, 2021 or later)

Keep these things in mind while using CarPlay, too:

  • You can join your next scheduled meeting as early as 15 minutes before and as late as five minutes after the meeting starts.

  • If you have conflicting meeting times, Teams joins the meeting that starts first. If meetings start at the exact same time, Teams joins the one based on which meeting title comes first in alphabetical order.

  • Teams calendar doesn't update unless you have the app open. It's possible a recent meeting invite won't be reflected in your calendar.

  • You can only use Teams audio.

  • When you join a meeting, your mic is muted.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your vehicle using Bluetooth or a USB cable.

    Your device's screen appears on your car's display.

  2. Select the Teams icon to prompt Siri.

    Image showing what it looks like to join a Teams meeting using Apple CarPlay.

  3. Use Siri voice commands to join your meeting. Say something like, "Call next meeting using Teams".

    Note: If Siri voice commands don't work for you, check with your IT admin to make sure they allow using CarPlay with Teams.

  4. Use the Teams call controls on your car's display. For example, tap to unmute yourself if you need to say something.

    Image showing what it looks like a Teams meeting using Apple CarPlay.

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