Teams chat link, join or escalte to meeting

Cris Mooney 1 Reputation point
2020-05-29T15:32:40.007+00:00

When having a group chat in teams, is there a way to obtain the "external link", or access the "Join" button show in meetings, or escalate the chat to a meeting?

Why? The external link or meeting Join button allow the same user to engage from multiple devices, which works well in Teams meetings. This is very frequently useful to me since my audio and video channels are not always in sync, and engaging the same conversation from two devices is requisite. For example: I use Remote Desktop extensively for work, and do not not always have bi-directional audio to where chat/screen might start but then find adding audio (perhaps my cell phone) is useful. Conversely, I may have engaged in a teams audio conversation and someone shares screen which is too small to see on my cell, and so I'd like to retain the audio connection but view the screen using my desktop teams instance. Teams meetings provide this seamlessly with the "join" button on each device's Teams instance> While Teams chat and meeting overlap is massive and increasing, I can't seem to find this one angle. In a group "chat/audio" I have to ask everyone to "stop"... can we start a teams meeting with all the same folks, which is a productivity impediment for them to accommodate my current hardware options. While this scenario seems "rare" upon first consideration, it is both common for me and when I engage others they are recognizing the same challenge as we all become more mobile, but they'd not really put into words yet.

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  1. JimmyYang-MSFT 50,356 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2020-06-01T04:03:15.873+00:00

    Hi CrisMooney-3320!

    You can join Teams meeting by using the following ways such as link, calendar, channel ,chat and so on.

    The following link provides detailed ways for your reference:

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/join-a-meeting-in-teams-1613bb53-f3fa-431e-85a9-d6a91e3468c9#bkmk_link