How to join a Microsoft Teams meeting on your internet browser without downloading the Teams application. Teams Meetings are online meetings complete with audio, video, text chat, application and screen sharing, and more. Includes a video guide and text instructions.
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This guide details the procedure for joining a Microsoft Teams Meeting on the web. Joining a teams meeting on the web can be done with the Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome web browsers and does not require a software download. Joining on the web is useful if you do not have the Microsoft Teams application installed on the computer you are using or if you are a guest who was invited to a meeting hosted by someone at UW-Green Bay. If you do have Microsoft Teams installed on your computer, the easiest way to join a Teams meeting is from within the application. Please see Microsoft Teams - Joining a Teams Meeting With the Teams Desktop Application.
Microsoft Teams Meetings can be joined on the web by clicking a meeting link in an email invitation or event in your Outlook calendar. Use the following procedure to join a Teams meeting on the web with a meeting link:
Locate the meeting invitation message in your email inbox and open the message. If you accepted the meeting invitation and RSVP’d in Outlook, you can open the meeting event in Outlook’s calendar instead. To access the calendar in outlook, press the Calendar button in the lower-left corner of Outlook. Double-click the meeting event in your calendar to open it and view the invitation message.
Look for the Click here to join the meeting link within the body of the email message or calendar event and click it.
A Teams Join conversation web page will open in your default web browser. What happens next will vary depending on your browser and whether or not Microsoft Teams is installed on your computer:
Once you have selected the method of entry and given the website permission to use your camera and microphone, you will be taken to a page where you can configure your audio and video settings and preview your video before joining the meeting. Type your name in the “Enter name” field located inside of the video preview window.
To enter the meeting, click the Join now button located inside of the video preview window. Before joining you may optionally configure the following settings:
Depending on how the meeting settings are configured, you may see a “Someone in the meeting should let you in soon” message. The meeting organizer will be notified that you are waiting in the lobby and will be given the option to admit you.
Once you have entered the meeting, you can use buttons in the Meeting controls panel in the bottom middle of the meeting window to turn on/off your microphone and camera, share your screen, open the conversation (text chat), and access other meeting features. Please see Microsoft Teams - Teams Meeting Controls for more information.
NOTE: Screen sharing is currently only supported in Google Chrome and the Microsoft Teams desktop application.