Published June 16, 2021

Organizers can lock meetings

Reference ID: MC251564 | Effective: June 15, 2021

MC251564 – Updated June 16, 2021: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Within the desktop app in-meeting experience, organizers can choose to lock their meetings to prevent subsequent unwanted join attempts.

Users attempting to join a locked meeting by any means (e.g. from web, desktop, mobile, PSTN, and devices) will not be able to do so. There will be a message to say that the meeting is locked.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80669

When this will happen

Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-June (previously end of May) and expect to complete by the end of July (previously mid-June).

How this will affect your organization

When the change has rolled out meeting organizers will have the option to Lock the meeting:

What you need to do to prepare

You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

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