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 are 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 a meeting on Teams for personal use 

You may be able to join a meeting on Teams for personal use as a guest. If you're already logged into your Teams for personal use account, then you'll join the meeting with your Teams for personal use account identity. Your organization’s privacy policy and data handling terms do not apply to participation in Microsoft Teams for personal use. Instead, the Microsoft Privacy Statement governs data handling for Teams for personal use meetings.

Join from calendar or ID

  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 with a meeting ID from your Teams app

  1. From your Teams Calendar, select Join with an ID.

Image showing the join with meeting ID button in the top right of the Teams calendar.

2. Enter a meeting ID and passcode.

  • To find both the meeting ID and passcode, go to your calendar in Outlook. Open the meeting you want to join. At the bottom of the meeting invitation under Or join by entering a meeting ID, you'll find the ID and passcode.

Screenshot of Microsoft Teams meeting blob with "Meeting ID" option highlighted.

3. Select Join meeting to join the meeting as a participant.  

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.

Screenshot of Microsoft Teams meeting blob with "Call in" option highlighted.

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

Connect to a room while you join

When you’re choosing your audio and video settings, you have the option to connect to a meeting room and use its audio and video devices.

To connect to a room:

  1. Join your meeting. Before you enter, wait for a room to be detected.

    Important: Enable Bluetooth on your device to detect rooms nearby.

  2. Select Room audio and confirm the room you want to connect to. 

    Teams prejoin screen with Room audio (suggested) option.

    Note: Select X to close a suggested room and search for a different one. Rooms with the Cast icon  Casting Icon are in close proximity.

    Screenshot of search bar for Room audio option in Teams meeting prejoin screen.

  3. Select Join now.

    Screenshot of "Join now" highlighted with Teams room added before meeting.

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 a meeting on Teams for personal use 

You may be able to join a meeting on Teams for personal use as a guest. If you're already logged into your Teams for personal use account, then you'll be presented with an option to select an account with which you want to join or as guest. Your organization’s privacy policy and data handling terms do not apply to participation in Teams for personal use. Instead, the Microsoft Privacy Statement governs data handling for Teams for personal use meetings. 

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 with a meeting ID from your Teams app

  1. If you're signed in, go to your Teams Calendar and tap the Meet icon in the top right corner.
     

    Note: If you're not signed in, tap Join a meeting and enter a meeting ID and password.

  2. Tap Join with a meeting ID.

  3. Enter a meeting ID and passcode.

  • To find both the meeting ID and passcode, go to your calendar in Outlook. Open the meeting you want to join. At the bottom of the meeting invitation under Or join by entering a meeting ID, you'll find the ID and passcode.

Screenshot of Microsoft Teams meeting blob with "Meeting ID" option highlighted.

3. Select Join meeting to join the meeting as a participant.  

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 Join a Teams meeting on a second device and 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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