Join a Teams meeting on a second device

If you've joined a meeting on one device, you can join it on another device at the same time. For example, if you're already in a meeting on your laptop, you can also join on your phone to share live video, control a presentation with your phone, and much more. 

You can either transfer the meeting to the second device or keep both devices in the meeting. 

Transfer a meeting from one device to another

  1. While you're in a meeting on one device, open Teams on the second one (the device you want to transfer the meeting to).

  2. From the new device, select Join.

    Banner message with button to join the meeting

  3. Select Transfer to this device.

    Buttons to add this device or transfer to this device

  4. You can set your audio and video preferences for the meeting on the new device, then select Join.

Once you're in the meeting on the new device, your first device will leave the meeting. 

Add a second device to a meeting

  1. While you're in a meeting on one device, open Teams on the second one. 

  2. From the second device, select Join.

    Banner message with button to join the meeting

  3. Select Add this device.

    Buttons to add this device or transfer to this device

To prevent an echo effect, Teams will automatically turn off the camera and mic on the second device before it enters the meeting. Once it's joined, you'll be able to turn the mic and camera on or off as needed. 

With both devices in the meeting, you can now share content from either one. 

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You can use your phone as a companion device for both in-person and virtual meetings.

Important: Make sure you've updated to the latest version of Teams on your phone before joining it as a companion device.

Add your iPhone as a companion device to a nearby meeting

If you're attending an in-person meeting that has a Microsoft Teams Room or Surface Hub set as the location, you can join with your iPhone once you're there. You can join when the meeting starts, or any time during the meeting.

Note: You must be in the same org as the Teams Room or Surface Hub meeting to use your iPhone as a room companion device.

Note: This feature is only available on iPhone currently. For Microsoft Teams Rooms that run on Windows or Android, both will work with iPhone. For Surface Hub, the room remote option on your iPhone may not work. Support for room remote on Surface Hub is currently in development.

  1. From your iPhone, turn on Bluetooth and make sure it's enabled for Teams.

  2. Open Teams while you're in the meeting room.

  3. Tap Join with room at the bottom of your screen or Join at the top of your screen. You'll be joined in the room and on your iPhone at the same time.

    teams join with room on iPhone teams add device on iPhone

To prevent an echo effect, Teams will automatically turn off the speaker, camera, and mic on the second device before it enters the meeting. Once it's joined and you've moved away from the meeting room, you'll be able to turn the speaker, camera, and mic on or off as needed and you can react, chat, share, and more. 

Add your phone as a companion device to a virtual meeting

If you've joined a meeting on your laptop, you have the option to join it on your phone at the same time. This can come in handy if, for example, there's some content on your phone you'd like to share. 

  1. While you're in a meeting on one device, open Teams on the second one. Tap Join.

  2. Tap Add this device.

    add this device to meeting

To prevent an echo effect, Teams will automatically turn off the speaker, camera, and mic on the second device before it enters the meeting. Once it's joined and you've moved away from the meeting room, you'll be able to turn the speaker, camera, and mic on or off as needed. 

teams speaker camera and mic turned off.

You can react, chat, share, and more from your phone.

teams multi-device companion meeting options

Turn on your speaker, camera, or mic from a companion device

If you've moved away from a nearby or virtual meeting, you can turn on your speaker, camera, or mic from your companion device to engage in the conversation.

  1. To turn on your speaker, just tap Speaker  teams speaker icon off at the bottom of your screen.

    teams select speaker on companion device

  2. To turn on your camera or mic, tap Camera  teams show video icon or Mic  teams unmute icon at the bottom of your screen.

    teams select camera or mic on companion device

  3. Then tap Enable.

    teams enable audio and video control on companion device

Now you can use your speaker, camera, or mic as needed.

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