When someone on your Team has started a meeting a notification will appear in the channel that they have started it in. All you need to do is simply press the Join button and it will put you in the meeting.
They might also send you a request through email, in which case it say “Join Microsoft Teams Meeting” which will open your Teams app to a screen that looks like the image below. Here you can fix your camera and mic settings before you join the meeting. For example you can join with your mic muted first as to not cause a disruption.
Once inside your Teams will look something like this:
When you have joined the meeting you will be given new options. You can (left to right): Turn you camera on/off, Mute your mic, Share, More Actions, Show Conversation, Show Participants and Hang up. Some open up new menus.
Here is a brief explanation of the simpler options. More in depth functions such has Share and More Actions will be explained after:
Turn Camera On/Off:
This will turn off your camera so you aren’t displaying a video feed. Press it again to display your video feed.
This will mute your mic. Press it again to unmute your mic.
This will display the text chat conversation attached to the meeting in the same screen as the meeting.
This will show a list of all the participants in the meeting.
Share is a very useful function that allows you to share a view of your Desktop, Windows Program, File or Teams Apps with participants (top). You can also allow the sound from your device to play by checking the Include system audio option. You can browse your OneDrive or device for files you want to share (bottom).
Clicking on this will create a pop up menu. This is mostly for managing your device’s camera and mic settings. You can also record the meeting for viewing afterwards but we will go over that in another tutorial.
When you are done with your meeting you simply press the red Hang Up button to end your meeting.
Congratulations! You’ve joined a meeting!
To learn how to start your own meeting or manage your recordings please follow the respective links at the below.
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