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Microsoft Teams will copy Zoom to make it easier to join meetings

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Microsoft Teams Android Install Store (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams will soon allow people to join meetings with a digital code.
  • Joining meetings with codes is a popular feature for Zoom.
  • The feature could arrive as soon as May 2021, though that's subject to change.

Microsoft Teams will soon have another option for joining meetings. According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab), people will soon be able to join Teams meetings by entering a digital code. This mimics a popular feature from Zoom that makes it incredibly easy to jump into a meeting.

Microsoft also outlined the upcoming feature in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center (via OnMSFT). According to the announcement, the feature will work on Teams on desktops, mobile devices, and the web.

Microsoft's announcement states:

All meetings will have a Meeting ID that is automatically assigned to a Microsoft Teams user and added to the meeting invite under the meeting link. Meeting attendees can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID. For all meeting attendees, the pre-join, lobby and security will remain the same.

Teams already allows people to share a meeting by sending a link or inviting people directly, but the option to use codes is a welcome addition.

Support for joining meetings with codes could roll out as soon as May 2021, but that's always subject to change. The Microsoft 365 roadmap is a guideline to what features are on the way, not a firm set of launch dates.

Sean Endicott
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2 Comments
  • The more, the merrier.
  • How about, Microsoft Teams will adopt Zoom feature to make it easier to join meetings. Good ideas are good ideas.