Meetings and live events

For details about meeting capabilities in specific web browsers, see Get clients for Microsoft Teams, Web client section.

Scheduling a meeting or live event

See instructions for scheduling a Teams meeting at Schedule a meeting in Teams. 

Windows desktop

Mac desktop

Web

Android and iOS

Linux desktop

VDI

Schedule a one-time or recurring meeting

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Schedule a channel meeting

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Hold an instant (ad hoc) meeting with Meet now

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Large meetings (300 person)

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Schedule a live event

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See people's free/busy info when scheduling

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Video and backgrounds

For an overview of using video during a Teams meeting, see Using video in Microsoft Teams.

Windows desktop

Mac desktop

Web

Android and iOS

Linux desktop

VDI

Number of video participants in meetings

Up to 49 with Large gallery setting

Up to 49 with Large gallery setting

1 (active speaker)

iOS: Up to 49 with Large gallery setting

Android: Up to 8 on phones; up to 9 on tablets

4

1 (active speaker)

Together mode

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iOS only

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Background blur

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iOS only

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Custom background

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Sharing

For a summary of options for sharing, see Share content in a meeting in Teams.

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Mac desktop

Web

Android and iOS

Linux desktop

VDI

Share desktop

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Share window

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Share PowerPoint

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Share video

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Share photo

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Take control

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PowerPoint only

PowerPoint only

PowerPoint only

PowerPoint only

Share system audio

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-

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More in-meeting features

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Mac desktop

Web

Android and iOS

Linux desktop

VDI

Raise hand

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Add or remove participant

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Pin others

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Mute others

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Nudge others

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Meeting options available during meeting

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Create a meeting or access schedule

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Meeting notes

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Start and stop recording

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Live captions

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-

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Whiteboard

Start and sketch

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Sketch only

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Start and sketch

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View meeting chat

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Channel meeting chat (standard channels only; not available in private channels)

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Attendance report

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Live events

For additional details about Teams live events, including a comparison with Skype for Business Meeting Broadcasts, see Teams live events and Skype Meeting Broadcast. To learn how to set up your own live event, including descriptions of each role, see Get started with Microsoft Teams live events.

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Mac desktop

Web

Android and iOS

Linux desktop

VDI

Produce a live event

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-

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-

Producer role available to external users (existing guests or from federated Teams org)

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-

-

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Edit a live event

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-

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Cancel a live event

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-

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Presenter role 

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-

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Presenter role available to external users (existing guests or from federated Teams org)

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Attendee* role

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Access to producer options when editing event

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Access to event resources when editing event

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Share screen or content during event

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Share system audio

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Live captions for events coming through Teams

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Attendance report (producer)

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Q&A attendee

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Q&A moderator

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*Note that attendees can not join or listen in to a live event via PSTN. Only members of the event group with presenter role can listen in on a live event via PSTN.

Note: Last updated 9/21/2020.

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