How can I choose who can bypass the lobby in Microsoft Teams?

As the meeting organizer, you get to decide who gets into your meetings directly, and who should wait in the lobby for someone to let them in.

If you choose to have people wait, you (and anyone else allowed to admit people from the lobby) will see a list of people in the lobby. From there you can choose whether to admit or deny them.

Who can bypass the lobby?

What happens

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People in my organization

Only people in your org, including colleagues and guests who have different email domains than you do, can get into your meetings directly.

You want all external guests to wait in the lobby so you can approve them one by one.

People in my organization and trusted organizations

Only people in your Teams org and external guests from trusted organizations can get into your meetings directly.

You want some external guests to wait in the lobby so you can approve them one by one.

Everyone

Anyone who has access to the meeting link gets into the meeting directly, including people who call in.

You don’t want anyone to wait in the lobby. You want everyone to be able to join your meetings without specific approval.

Created: May 29, 2020 - 10:50am Updated: May 29, 2020 - 10:50am Author: UIT Support Center Article: 3037
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