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Send a link to ‘Meet now’ and copy meeting link

A couple of improvements rolling out now regarding Teams meetings

Meet now

From Calendar in the App bar you’ve always been able to start an instant meeting by clicking on ‘Meet now’. When you click on this button now, Teams asks you if you want to get a link to send to people you want to meet with:

Clicking on ‘Get a link to share’ generates a Teams meeting link which you can copy or share by email:

Clicking on ‘Start meeting’ works like the old ‘Meet now’ button and opens a Teams meeting where you can invite people to join you.

Provide a link for people to join your Teams meeting

From the Participants panel in an open Teams meeting you can now create invites to add people using the ‘Share invite’ button:

Clicking on this allows you to copy a Teams meeting link to share via Chat, for example, or to send the link using your default email program:

These new sharing options for Teams meetings is rolling out now.

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New Teams meeting pre-join experience

The new Teams meeting pre-join experience is now live for most of us.

Microsoft have redesigned the pre-join screen to make it easier to set up your audio and video hardware before joining your meeting:

You can still see your camera in the preview window and set a background filter or turn it off.

You can join with your computer’s audio, dial-in or let Teams call you to use your phone as the audio or if you’re meeting in a room with a Teams Meeting System then use that for your audio.

Finally, you can join muted if you’re running late and enable audio once you’re in.

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Meeting Options rolling out in Teams Meetings

I woke up this morning to the new Meeting Options which are available in the Teams meeting window:

Meeting Options were previously available through a webpage (and they still are so you can change them before or during a meeting but now it’s so easy to change them on the fly).

I needed this yesterday when an attendee who was a presenter kept turning Spotlight on. 🙈