How to join a Teams meeting as an external user

This article is for users who do not have a Microsoft 365 app. External users who do have a Microsoft 365 account can join a meeting in the usual way through the Teams app.

1. Shortly before your meeting is due to start, open your invitation email and click the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link at the bottom.


2. The link will open up a Teams page in your web browser. Select Continue on this browser.


3. If prompted, allow access to your microphone and/or webcam. If you do not do this, other users in the meeting will not be able to see or hear you.


4. You will now join the pre-meeting lobby. Here you can choose to turn your microphone and webcam on or off and enter the name other users in the meeting will see. When you are happy with your settings and ready to join the meeting, click Join Now.


5. If the organizer has not yet started the meeting, you will see the screen below. Otherwise, you will be taken straight into the meeting.