How to join a meeting in Microsoft Teams

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The Microsoft Teams platform offers a convenient way to communicate without being physically present. The service is commonly used to facilitate video conferencing and conference call meetings. Since this is one of their main features, there are several ways to join a meeting.

If you want to know how to join a meeting you've been invited to, you've found the right page. Here, we will discuss the possibility of joining a Teams meeting via an invite link or with a digital ID, using various devices.



How to Join a Meeting in Microsoft Teams on PC

Using your PC, you can access Microsoft Teams either by installing the desktop app or by visiting the official site on your browser. Here's how to join a meeting using the invite:

  1. Go to your invitation email or find it in your calendar.
  2. Click the "Click here to join the meeting" link to open the meeting in your default browser.
  3. Select whether you want to join the meeting through a browser, use the desktop app, or download the app.
  4. If you select the desktop app, you may be prompted to sign in using your Teams account.
  5. If you don't have a Teams account, you may be allowed to enter your name and join as a guest depending on the meeting setup.
  6. If you have an account, choose "Login" to log in and access meeting chat and other features. Depending on the configuration, you can join the meeting immediately or be added to the lobby before joining.

Join meeting with meeting ID via desktop

All meetings have a meeting ID assigned to the user. The ID is added to the meeting invitation under the meeting link. Participants can join a chat by entering the ID. Follow these steps to join a meeting using Meeting ID using your desktop.



  1. Access your Teams account through the desktop app or by visiting the Microsoft Teams website.
  2. Write down or copy the meeting ID, then go to your calendar.
  3. At the top right, click "Join meeting".
  4. To join the meeting instantly, click "Join".

How to Join a Meeting in Microsoft Teams on an iPhone

You can join a meeting by installing the Teams app on your iPhone. Here's how to join a meeting using the meeting invite:

  1. Go to the meeting invite and tap the link.
  2. Teams will open, then tap the "Join Now" button.
  3. You will go directly to the meeting.

Join a meeting with Meeting ID via iPhone

You can also join meetings with the unique meeting ID included in your invitation. Here's how to join a meeting on your iPhone using Meeting ID:

  1. Go to the meeting invitation and copy the meeting ID.
  2. Tap the Teams icon in the apps bar.
  3. Press the "Join or create a team" button.
  4. In the "Join a team with a code" text field, paste the ID.
  5. To join the meeting instantly, tap "Join".

How to Join a Meeting in Microsoft Teams on an Android Device

To join Microsoft Team meetings on your Android device, you must first install the Teams mobile app. Once installed, follow these instructions to join a meeting using the meeting invite link:



  1. Find the meeting invitation, then tap the link. The Teams app will open.
  2. To join the meeting instantly, press the "Join Now" button.

Join a meeting with Meeting ID via Android

Another way to join a meeting is to use your unique digital meeting ID. You'll find it in your meeting invitation. Follow these steps to join the meeting with your ID:

  1. Find the meeting invite, then copy the ID to your clipboard.
  2. In the apps bar, tap the Teams icon.
  3. Press the "Join or create a team" button.
  4. In the "Join a team with a code" text field, paste your username.
  5. Tap "Join" to immediately connect to the meeting.

How to Join a Meeting in Microsoft Teams on an iPad

To access your Teams meetings using your iPad, install the Teams app, then follow these instructions to join using the invite link:


  1. Open your meeting invitation, then tap the link.
  2. The Teams app will open, then tap the "Join Now" button to join the meeting.

Join a meeting with Meeting ID via iPad

You can now join meetings to which you have been invited using a unique identifier. Here's how to join a meeting through your iPad using your digital ID:

  1. Go to your meeting invitation and copy the ID.
  2. Select the Teams icon.
  3. Tap on the “Join or create a team” option.
  4. In the "Join a team with a code" text box, paste your unique ID.
  5. To join the meeting instantly, tap "Join".

Direct access to team meetings

The Microsoft Teams communication platform is essential for remote team collaboration. Support for virtual team meetings is one of its key features. You can join a meeting using several methods, including clicking an invite link or using a unique ID. As a guest, anyway, it allows you direct access.

Do you use other video conferencing tools? If so, which do you prefer and why? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

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