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  • Guests can join a meeting via a Teams link or by dialing-in using a unique meeting PIN.
  • Applicable to both guests and users a part of the organization, a meeting can be joined 5 minutes early or jump-in anytime within the meeting duration.
  • When joining via a Teams link, a guest will have the option to download the Teams app or join via a web browser. The quickest way for a guest to participate is using the web browser.

Web Browser

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  • aUpon clicking the web browser option, guests will be re-directed to the meeting and asked to enter their name. 
  • Once they've entered their name, they have to option to enter the meeting with audio on/off and video on/off before clicking the "Join" button. 
  • In general, guests can join a meeting before the organizer officially joins. There may be instances, depending on how the invitation was setup, where a guest waits in a "lobby" and an organizer must approve their entry. 
  • As guests, there is no significant difference between using the browser or the app version, with the exception of potentially improved connectivity on the app. 


  • If trying to join meeting directly after downloading app, Microsoft will skip the sign-up step.
  • If a guest wants to use more of the free version of Teams features, they will have to create a MS account.
  • To use the free version of Teams desktop app, guests will have to sign-up for a free Microsoft account and are prompted to create one as part of the process when opening the Teams app after completing it is downloaded.