Published March 30, 2021

New Teams meeting lobby setting – only invited users join directly

Reference ID: MC233466

MC233466 – Updated March 30, 2021: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Teams meeting organizers can have greater control over their meetings by enabling a new lobby setting where only Calendar meeting invited users will be able to join directly.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68730.

When this will happen

  • For Production and GCC environments: roll out will start at the end of April (previously end of March) and will be complete by mid-May (previously mid-April).

How this will affect your organization

Meeting organizers will be able to ensure that only Calendar meeting invited users can bypass the lobby after they schedule a new meeting. They do this by changing the meeting option Who can bypass the lobby to People I invite. Anyone else with the meeting invitation will be sent to the lobby.

What you need to do to prepare

You might consider updating your user documentation and training materials.

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