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Office 365 (Teams) - Collaborate with external guests in Teams

Microsoft has begun to roll out the ability to add external users as a guest in Microsoft Teams. Now guests in Teams have full access to Team chats, meetings and files. External guests who are invited to a Team will need to use an Office 365 account from their own organization or have a free Microsoft account associated with their email address. If they don't yet have one, they will be directed to create one for free.

How Do I Add a Guest to Teams?

  • Find the Team you want to add your external team member to in Teams. 
  • Select the three dots on the right hand side of the Team name. From here, select "Add Members". 
  • Type in the external email address of the member you want to add and click "Add". 
  • Once you do this, a dropdown selection will allow you to add the member to the Team. 
  • Once complete, click close and the member is now part of that specific team. 


Additional Resources

Microsoft Article - Add guests to a team

Video Guide - Adding Guests in Microsoft Teams

Keywords:microsoft, teams, ms, collaborate, external, guests, office, 365   Doc ID:80602
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2018-03-02 15:02 CSTUpdated:2022-08-03 13:39 CST
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