Teams Tip 18: Control if anonymous users can join meeting


In the Microsoft Teams Admin Center there is an option to allow or prevent anonymous users from joining Teams meetings.

In this series of quick tips we continue to spotlight a few easy ways to help you get more productive with Teams. Some of these may be new to you, while others may offer a helpful reminder of options you forgot were there.

To toggle this option On/Off, a Teams administrator or a Microsoft 365 global administrator must do the following:

  • Open the Microsoft Teams Admin center
  • Click Meetings
  • Click Meeting settings
  • Toggle Anonymous users can join a

Note: If you allow anonymous users to join a Teams meeting, it is a good idea to configure a meeting policy that forces external users to wait in a lobby before joining the meeting.

See this post for the steps on how to do this.

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