Allow anonymous guests to chat within a meeting
Currently, if a guest joins a meeting anonymously, it seems they cannot chat with each other or the organiser.
If someone wanted to use Teams to webcast to a wide range of users who mostly don't have a Teams account, and may be private citizens rather than organisations, the only option for them to join is anonymously.
But they then can't use the Chat feature to ask questions (which would be preferable to them using audio on a busy webcast).
Or is this feature already planned in and coming soon...?
Will M commented
Would be great if guests could use the conversation panel in a meeting to talk with everyone in the meeting. Unfortunate that there is no way for them (guests) to send messages/questions to anyone.
We also need this feature very much. Some customers and distributors will join our meetings and chat with us online. It's not smart to limit and lock this function for anonymous, it should let host to decide and control.
Arnaud Bocquillon commented
This feature is a must have for our organization. Also, disabling lobby for anonymous would be great.