About this lesson
What is the end-to-end experience of a user that you invite to a Teams meeting? You'll see the full experience in this lesson including learning how to use the options available to participants such as controlling video, video background, private chat, raising your hand and other choices.
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Joining and Participating in a Teams Meeting
You can join a Teams meeting using the Teams web client or the Teams app, both of which offer a full set of features.
When to use
When you are invited to join a Teams meeting, you can use the features built into the Teams meeting interface to participate in the meeting.
When you join the meeting, before being placed into the virtual meeting room, you placed on a landing page that provides the option of setting your microphone, speakers, and webcam to the correct devices. You can mute your video or webcam before you join, or ensure they are enabled, depending on your circumstances. When using the Teams desktop application, you can use a custom background or blur the background if supported by your devices. Once you have joined the meeting, participate in the meeting chat, voice, video, or start a private chat. The chat features have the same capabilities as Teams chat, allowing you to attach files, format text, add memes, GIFS, emoticons and other enhancements. In addition, you can switch from the meeting back into the Teams UI to continue to work without interrupting your Teams meeting.
Hints & tips
- Be sure your devices are properly setup before you joining the meeting.
- Consider muting your microphone before joining to ensure you don't disrupt an ongoing converstation.
- In practice, using a private chat with other Team members in the meeting can be a great way to converse with others without taking up "Team" time.
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