Microsoft Teams – How to Join a Meeting by Phone

Microsoft Teams is among the top brands established in video conferencing and remote collaboration. If you have yet to use this platform, at some point, you will. Over a quarter billion people use it worldwide. So, it’s popular. And if you don’t know how to join meetings on the phone using it, you might miss out on career-changing moments.

Microsoft Teams - How to Join a Meeting by Phone

This article is a step-by-step guide to help you join Microsoft Teams meetings by phone without a hassle.

How to Join a Microsoft Teams Meeting by Phone

Being able to join Microsoft Teams meetings by phone gives you flexibility. Let’s face it. Important meetings sometimes happen when you’re not in the office or at home. And you wouldn’t want to miss those. Luckily, unlike a laptop, a phone is portable and accompanies you everywhere.

When it’s time for the meeting, you just look for a quiet place and with a few clicks, you are in the meeting. And the best part is that you can join the meeting in several ways. So, if one doesn’t work for you, another will.

But remember, you get the best Microsoft Teams meeting experience when you have the mobile app and an account. However, it’s not mandatory.

Depending on your phone, you can download Microsoft Teams, as explained below.

How to Install Microsoft Teams on Android

  1. Open “Google Play Store” on your mobile device.
  2. Type “Microsoft Teams” on the search bar.
  3. Go to the first search result (the maker should say Microsoft).
  4. Select “Install.”
  5. When the download is complete, tap on “Open.”
  6. Sign up with your email and password.
  7. Go through the orientation pages and select “Got it.”

How to Install Microsoft Teams on iOS

  1. Go to the “App Store” on your iPad or iPhone.
  2. Type “Microsoft Teams” on the search bar.
  3. Tap on download.
  4. After downloading, tap “Open” and sign in with your Touch ID or Apple ID.

With the app downloaded, you’re ready to join meetings.

Joining Microsoft Teams Meeting Using a Link

Joining Microsoft Teams meeting by a link is simple and easy, especially if you have an account. When you receive an invitation from the meeting organizer, you join the meeting as follows:

  1. On the invitation, tap “Click here to join the meeting.” This launches the Microsoft Teams app.
  2. Tap “Sign in and join.”
  3. If the host has allowed people to join the meeting directly, you’ll go straight to the meeting. On the other hand, if they have put restrictions, you go to the lobby. You’ll wait until they accept your request to join the meeting.

When you select “Join on the Teams app” and don’t have an account, the link automatically takes you to the Play Store and prompts you to download the app.

Joining Microsoft Teams Meeting Using a Link as a Guest

If you don’t want to download Microsoft Teams, there’s another alternative. You can join the meeting as a guest. However, this method works only if the meeting organizer has given access to people without Microsoft Teams accounts. You join the meeting as follows:

  1. On the meeting invitation, tap “Click here to join the meeting.”
  2. This will take you to a web page where you click “Continue on this browser.” The best browser to use is Google Chrome for mobile.
  3. You’ll receive a pop-up message asking you to allow your browser to use your microphone and camera. Tap “Allow.” Remember to mute the two when joining the meeting.
  4. Click “Join now” to go to the meeting.

If you go to the lobby, wait till the host accepts your request to join. If 30 minutes elapse while you’re still in the lobby, you can exit and try to join again.

Joining Microsoft Teams Meeting Using Calendar

When the meeting organizer adds you as a Microsoft Teams meeting participant, you receive an invitation link immediately. Open the link to accept the invitation. If the meeting is not due, you’ll receive a message prompting you to add the meeting to Microsoft Teams calendar.

When the meeting is about to happen, you’ll receive a reminder. Proceed as follows to join the meeting:

  1. Select “Calendar” on the left side of Microsoft Teams to view all your meetings.
  2. Tap on the meeting and click “Join.”

Joining Microsoft Teams Meeting Using an ID

Every Microsoft Teams meeting invitation comes with an ID and a passcode. You can usually find it in the email you received. You join the meeting via ID as follows:

  1. Open your Microsoft Teams apps.
  2. On the top right, select the option “Join with ID.”
  3. Enter the meeting ID and passcode.
  4. Click “Join meeting.”

Alternatively, you can join through the Microsoft Teams website as follows:

  1. Enter the meeting ID and passcode.
  2. Select “Join meeting.”

Joining Microsoft Teams Meeting Using Channel

You can also join channel-specific meetings after they start. The meeting will appear at the top of the chat list:

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams calendar on your mobile app.
  2. Go to the channel where the meeting is taking place.
  3. In the “Chat” section, you should see a meeting taking place.
  4. Select “Join” on the top right.

Don’t Miss Microsoft Meetings

If you didn’t know how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting on the phone, now you have six methods. They all require a few straightforward steps. You’ll only need a stable internet connection for the meeting to run smoothly. And if you have regular meetings on Microsoft Teams, downloading the mobile app would be the best option.

Which method of joining Microsoft Teams meetings by phone stands out for you? Are you going to use one in your next meeting? Let us know in the comment section below.

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