MS Teams: Start an Instant Meeting in Teams


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

 

Start a Meeting in a channel

To start an instant channel meeting:

  1. Go to Teams. On the left side of the app, choose the channel you want to meet in from the list.

teams channels

 

  1. In the Posts tab, go to where you type new messages (at the very bottom of the app) and select Meet now. Or, to keep the context of a specific conversation, choose Reply below any post, and then Meet now  under the box where you'd type your message.

meet now icon

 

  1. Give your meeting a title and choose whether you want to include video.

 

  1. When you're ready, hit Join now.

add subject and join meeting

 

  1. Your meeting is now up and running, and anyone in the channel can join it.

 

To invite others:
  • Start typing the name or phone number of someone you want to invite in the box under People in the top right. Select them when they appear in the list, and they'll get a call right away.
  • You can also invite people by copying the meeting link and sending it to anyone you want to meet with. Just choose Copy join info and paste the link in a message.

 

Start a Meeting from your calendar

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

meet now icon

 

  1. You'll have a chance to set a few things up before you start your meeting. Give it a title, choose whether you want to use video, and pick your preferred audio source. When you're ready, hit Join now.

Meeting screen with joining options displayed at bottom

 

  1. Your meeting is now up and running—you just need people to join you. 
 
To invite people:
  • Start typing the name or phone number of someone you want to invite in the box under People in the top right. Select them when they appear in the list, and they'll get a call right away.
  • Another option is to copy the meeting link and send it to anyone you want to meet with, and they can join by selecting it. Just choose Copy join info and paste the link in a message.
  •  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.
  • To rejoin the same meeting anytime, find the meeting chat in your chat list and select Join.

 

Referenced from: Microsoft Teams

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