Teams meeting capabilities for Teams external users

In this article, you will learn which capabilities are supported for Teams external users using Azure Communication Services SDKs in Teams meetings. You can find per platform availability in voice and video calling capabilities.

Group of features Capability JavaScript
Core Capabilities Join Teams meeting ✔️
Leave meeting ✔️
End meeting for everyone ✔️
Change meeting options
Lock & unlock meeting
Prevent joining locked meeting ✔️
Honor assigned Teams meeting role ✔️
Chat Send and receive chat messages ✔️
Send and receive Giphy
Send messages with high priority
Receive messages with high priority ✔️
Send and receive Loop components
Send and receive Emojis
Send and receive Stickers
Send and receive Stickers
Send and receive Teams messaging extensions
Use typing indicators ✔️
Read receipt
File sharing
Reply to specific chat message
React to chat message
Mid call control Turn your video on/off ✔️
Mute/Unmute mic ✔️
Switch between cameras ✔️
Local hold/un-hold ✔️
Indicator of dominant speakers in the call ✔️
Choose speaker device for calls ✔️
Choose microphone for calls ✔️
Indicator of participant's state
Idle, Early media, Connecting, Connected, On hold, In Lobby, Disconnected
✔️
Indicator of call's state
Early Media, Incoming, Connecting, Ringing, Connected, Hold, Disconnecting, Disconnected
✔️
Indicate participants being muted ✔️
Indicate participants' reasons for terminating the call ✔️
Screen sharing Share the entire screen from within the application ✔️
Share a specific application (from the list of running applications) ✔️
Share a web browser tab from the list of open tabs ✔️
Share content in "content-only" mode ✔️
Receive video stream with content for "content-only" screen sharing experience ✔️
Share content in "standout" mode
Receive video stream with content for a "standout" screen sharing experience
Share content in "side-by-side" mode
Receive video stream with content for "side-by-side" screen sharing experience
Share content in "reporter" mode
Receive video stream with content for "reporter" screen sharing experience
Roster List participants ✔️
Add an Azure Communication Services user
Add a Teams user ✔️
Adding Teams user honors Teams external access configuration ✔️
Adding Teams user honors Teams guest access configuration ✔️
Add a phone number ✔️
Remove a participant ✔️
Manage breakout rooms
Participation in breakout rooms
Admit participants in the lobby into the Teams meeting
Be admitted from the lobby into the Teams meeting ✔️
Promote participant to a presenter or attendee
Be promoted to presenter or attendee ✔️
Disable or enable mic for attendees
Honor disabling or enabling a mic as an attendee ✔️
Disable or enable camera for attendees
Honor disabling or enabling a camera as an attendee ✔️
Adding Teams user honors information barriers ✔️
Device Management Ask for permission to use audio and/or video ✔️
Get camera list ✔️
Set camera ✔️
Get selected camera ✔️
Get microphone list ✔️
Set microphone ✔️
Get selected microphone ✔️
Get speakers list ✔️
Set speaker ✔️
Get selected speaker ✔️
Video Rendering Render single video in many places (local camera or remote stream) ✔️
Set / update scaling mode ✔️
Render remote video stream ✔️
See together mode video stream
See Large gallery view
Receive video stream from Teams media bot
Receive adjusted stream for "content from Camera"
Add and remove video stream from spotlight
Allow video stream to be selected for spotlight
Apply Teams background effects
Recording & transcription Manage Teams convenient recording
Receive information of call being recorded ✔️
Manage Teams transcription
Receive information of call being transcribed ✔️
Manage Teams closed captions
Support for compliance recording ✔️
Azure Communication Services recording
Engagement Raise and lower hand
Indicate other participants' raised and lowered hands
Trigger reactions
Indicate other participants' reactions
Integrations Control Teams third-party applications
Receive PowerPoint Live stream
Receive Whiteboard stream
Interact with a poll
Interact with a Q&A
Interact with a OneNote
Manage SpeakerCoach
Include participant in Teams meeting attendance report ✔️
Accessibility Receive closed captions
Communication access real-time translation (CART)
Language interpretation
Advanced call routing Does meeting dial-out honor forwarding rules ✔️
Read and configure call forwarding rules
Does meeting dial-out honor simultaneous ringing ✔️
Read and configure simultaneous ringing
Does meeting dial-out honor shared line configuration ✔️
Dial-out from meeting on behalf of the Teams user
Read and configure shared line configuration
Teams meeting policy Honor setting "Let anonymous people join a meeting" ✔️
Honor setting "Mode for IP audio"
Honor setting "Mode for IP video"
Honor setting "IP video"
Honor setting "Local broadcasting"
Honor setting "Media bit rate (Kbs)"
Honor setting "Network configuration lookup"
Honor setting "Transcription" No API available
Honor setting "Cloud recording" No API available
Honor setting "Meetings automatically expire" ✔️
Honor setting "Default expiration time" ✔️
Honor setting "Store recordings outside of your country or region" ✔️
Honor setting "Screen sharing mode" No API available
Honor setting "Participants can give or request control" No API available
Honor setting "External participants can give or request control" No API available
Honor setting "PowerPoint Live" No API available
Honor setting "Whiteboard" No API available
Honor setting "Shared notes" No API available
Honor setting "Select video filters"
Honor setting "Let anonymous people start a meeting" ✔️
Honor setting "Who can present in meetings"
Honor setting "Automatically admit people" ✔️
Honor setting "Dial-in users can bypass the lobby" ✔️
Honor setting "Meet now in private meetings" ✔️
Honor setting "Live captions" No API available
Honor setting "Chat in meetings" ✔️
Honor setting "Teams Q&A" No API available
Honor setting "Meeting reactions" No API available
DevOps Azure Metrics ✔️
Azure Monitor ✔️
Azure Communication Services Insights ✔️
Azure Communication Services Voice and video calling events
Teams Call Analytics ✔️
Teams real-time Analytics

When Teams external users leave the meeting, or the meeting ends, they can no longer send or receive new chat messages and no longer have access to messages sent and received during the meeting.

Server capabilities

The following table shows supported server-side capabilities available in Azure Communication Services:

Capability Supported
Manage ACS call recording
Azure Metrics ✔️
Azure Monitor ✔️
Azure Communication Services Insights ✔️
Azure Communication Services Voice and video calling events

Teams capabilities

The following table shows supported Teams capabilities:

Capability Supported
Teams Call Analytics ✔️
Teams real-time Analytics
Teams meeting attendance report ✔️

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