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 If you don't have meeting scheduling capability in Outlook or Teams, starting an instant meeting is a great option. Just like with scheduled meetings, everyone who attends your meeting will continue to have access to the meeting chat, the recording, and anything else people share in the meeting (like files and meeting notes), even after the meeting ends.

There are a couple of different ways to get an impromptu meeting going with just a few clicks. 

From your calendar

  1. Go to Calendar Meetings button on the left side of Teams, then select Meet now Meet now button in the upper right corner.

  2. Edit the Meeting name and select Get a link to share to share a link to the meeting.

    1. If you select Get a link to share, you'll have the option to select Configure meeting options, where you can change meeting options.

  3. When you're ready, select Start meeting to open the meeting pre-join screen.

  4. Select Join now to enter the meeting.

In a channel

To start an instant channel meeting:

  1. Go to Teams Teams button on the leftmost side of the app. Choose the channel you want to meet in from the list.

  2. In the Posts tab, look for Meet  Meet now button in the top-right corner. From the drop-down, select Meet now. Or, to keep the context of a specific conversation, choose Reply below any post, and then Meet now Meet now button under the box where you'd type your message.

  3. Select Join now to enter the meeting.

Invite people

After you join the meeting, you'll see a prompt to invite others.

  • Select Copy meeting link Insert Link button to copy and share a link to the meeting that others can click to join.

  • Select Add participants to open People  People or Show Participants button > Participants in the meeting, where you can search attendee names into the Invite someone or dial a number field. Hover over someone's name and select Request to join to call them into your meeting.

  • Select Share via default email to launch your default email app with an automatically generated email invite. Enter recipients and send the email to invite them.

You can always add people later by selecting People in your meeting controls. Select Share invite OD share icon to notify others about your meeting via link or email.

To rejoin the same meeting anytime, find the meeting chat in your chat list and select Join.

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