Join Meeting Button
When I schedule a meeting as a Skype Meeting it adds a "Join Meeting" button to the Outlook reminder that pops up. That button does not exist when I schedule a Teams Meeting. It should.
Without that button I have to double click to go into the calendar item, locate the hyperlink to "Join Teams Meeting", click that, which opens my web browser, and then the web browser tries to launch the Teams app, but first asks me for confirmation, which requires another click. You've added several layers of unnecessary clicks which impede my ability to join a meeting.
Just include the "Join Meeting" button in the reminders that are generated for a Teams Meeting the same way the button is there in a reminder for a Skype meeting.
Clicking on the join button in an Outlook reminder takes you to the browser to launch Teams today. The work to bypass the browser and directly launch Teams is being worked on. We’ll update when we have more details.
Hi, this is a HIGH PRIORITY fix as a lot of people do not have the Outlook AddIn enabled, particularly in corporates where there are desktop lockdown policies. Is there an eta on this please?
Try removing the Outlook AddIn for Teams meeting. Force it to point to the x64 version (or the other one that you're not using). Then restart. Somehow this flushed things out for me and the redirect from the join link that used to work then didn't after I switched to x64 Teams has come back to life.
Any news on this fix?
It has been a long time since January..
Please provide some update.
Invites from external meetings don't have a join button is opening in browser. Is there a setting that controls this behavior. Works fine on pc app, but not on ipad ios app?
Is this available now?
Hello. This annoying topic keeps flooding the internet. Not all of us want to use the App. Some of us want to use the web but can't find the solution because the search engines are full of this topic. Verbatim is useless. In Skype you could add something to the end of the URL to force it to open differently.
• To force connecting to a Skype for Business using the Skype Web App instead:
1) Open a web browser window
2) Copy and paste the URL for joining the meeting that you received. But do NOT press ENTER yet!
3) Append the following string to the URL: "?SL=1" (without the double quotes)
a. For example, if the URL to join the Lync meeting given is:
b. Change it to:
4) Press the <Enter> key on the keyboard.
Dude Alex (Teams Engineering lady) have you fixed that yet? It´s been 8 months since you said it was being worked on.
Michael Parnell commented
This is desperately needed, especially when my next meeting I need to join has already started while I'm wrapping up another one. The notification that the meeting has started pops up, but then once it goes away there's no where in Teams to find it again.
The join button doesn't work for me
Tiago Reis commented
It is bad user experience going to browser instead of going directly to app. I spend entire days on meetings in Teams therefore this happens to me several times a day.
I just want to leave a new comment asking Alex to update the status.
Since 14 of January that Microsoft Teams team is working on this and still no news!!!
Hard to believe.
Therefore my request to Microsft is, put this issue on team priority and in one week it is done and you will leave alot of Users very happy.
Srutanjay Ramesh commented
as you can see from the image uploaded, there is a session currently active that im supposed to be attending, but there is no visible link to "join" the meeting which would usually appear as a purple bubble in the channels for a teams group. this is on my phone. it is persistent and the same thing happens few other times when i try attending some of my classes.
its working fine on my desktop app though, im always able to find the join link there.
the problem occurs only in the mobile app.
is there a solution for it?
p.s. ive tried doing it the long way as well, by trying to find the join link through the "details" tab by clicking the three dots of the channel, but in this case, as you can see, the three dots next to the recording arent even present. what am i supposed to do?
Our internal web app contains deep links into Teams chat, which all open a new browser tab before redirecting into Teams. I badly want these deep links to go directly to the installed version of Teams!
I get annoyed that I set up my MS Teams meeting within MS Teams, or accept an MS Teams meeting from someone else, and it gets added to my MS Teams calendar.
What happens when I click the link in my MS Teams calendar to join my MS Teams meeting?
It opens my browser and asks me if I want to join my MS Teams meeting within the MS Teams app... That I just tried to join from.
In Outlook version 2002 (64bit) the "Join online" button appears in the Reminder when the Teams meeting got added via the Outlook add-in but it does not do anything when you click on it.
As a workaround you can double click the meeting line, which will open the calendar entry where you will find the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link which works redirects via the browser to Teams where you can join then.
Maybe easier (less clicks): Open the Teams calendar and you can join from there.
I have learners who are not tech savvy and who do not have access to Microsoft products. I need to train them via Teams but the "join on the web" is no longer there. How do I solve this issue?
The Join button is already available in Outlook reminders if the meeting appointment is created directly in Teams. However, it is missing when the meeting is created in Outlook desktop as a Teams meeting and the embedded link in the calendar item notes is clunky to get connected from.
Any progress? Been almost 8 months for a seemingly simple issue. Also this didn't happen with Skype. #OneForwardTwoBack
They look to have fixed this. My browser asked if I wanted to default to opening in the app, when I selected yes, then the browser still pops up, but then continues on to auto-open the app without any dealy.
@Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams) responded - January 14, 2020
"Clicking on the join button in an Outlook reminder takes you to the browser to launch Teams today. The work to bypass the browser and directly launch Teams is being worked on. We’ll update when we have more details."
Where will you update?
For anyone that wants to make it easier for users to join a Teams meeting through a browser, I finally figured out a way. It will not ask them for a choice between downloading the desktop app or use the browser and takes then right to the browser. Super easy to join now with less clicks.
1. Create the event
2. Copy the attendee Teams link
3. Paste it in the address bar of the browser and hit enter
4. Cancel the “Open Teams” pop up box
5. Click “Watch on the Web instead”
6. Immediately copy the re-directed link in the browser address bar before it opens the new page
7. Send that link to whoever needs it and it will take then right to the browser bypassing the questions
Hope that helps!