How to enable Guest Access in Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams allows you to collaborate with people outside your organization, but that needs to enable by Teams admin by following these steps. - Article authored by Kunal Chowdhury on .

Microsoft Teams is now one of the most popular platforms heavily used in several organizations. It offers employees to communicate with colleagues, transfer files, and stay connected within the teams. Though it is mainly focused to use within the organization, you can also communicate with people outside your organization.


In this post, we will learn how to enable your team to communicate with people (guests) outside your organization. The guests in Microsoft Teams will be covered by the same compliance and auditing protection.



How to enable Guest Access in Microsoft Teams?


In Microsoft Teams, a guest is a person who is not an employee of your organization. A guest doesn't have a school or work account with your organization. When you need to communicate with such guests, your Teams admin needs to enable Guest Access for your organization.


How to enable Guest Access in Microsoft Teams?

  1. Sign in to your company's Microsoft Teams admin center.
  2. Navigate to "Org-wide settings | Guest access from the left-side panel.
  3. Turn ON the "Allow guest access in Teams" as shown in the following screenshot and click "Save".


Here's how to enable Guest Access in Microsoft Teams


Once enabled, it may take a couple of hours for the changes to take effect. The above page also includes options to turn on or off the Microsoft Teams features that you want to enable or disable for your guests. Enable or disable those wisely as per your organization norms.


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