Implement the ability to assign static meeting IDs
Implement the ability to assign static meeting IDs to users
This feature is planned and we’ll update as we know more details.
Regarding recurring meeting invites, the meeting link is unique so you can use the same meeting link for all instances.
Andrew Hunkins commented
I initially thought this request was so 2015. But we are seeing more customers with unique emergency response scenarios (e.g. COVID) where having a static meeting would be perfect. Because in the chaos, no one has time to wait for an invite or someone to hit the Meet Now button. They just need to connect/dial-in and start talking/collaborating ASAP.
The problem we have is this. I create a long-term event and save it. Then I grab the link and send to a set of people for the 1st meeting. Later on I reopen the event and grab the same link again for a different set of people, but the original set of people in the first meeting get notified of the 2nd meeting because a chat was created.
It’s been a year since “planned” and no update? This is a vital feature for teachers and we really could use it ASAP!
It used to be possible in Skype for Business to go into powershell and assign an individual user a static ID. It was not advertised and the user still created new meetings within Outlook and such with a dynamic ID. That was ideal. Would be great to add that back into Teams.
Any update on this @Alex https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/users/673546846-alex almost 1 year without any update from your side...
Murray Bryant-Lerner commented
No update and nearly a year old...
Any updates on this feature?
Sujay Darji commented
I'd love to hear/see an update on this as well. The folks at Microsoft have upgraded teams quite a bit the past few months which I'm thankful for, however, this is one of the more impactful ones I've been waiting for.
In addition to static meeting IDs for users and scheduled meetings, I would also like to see static IDs associated with channel "meet now" meetings. I use this for some recurring meetings with people who only dial in, and it is challenging if I have to periodically discover that the ID has changed.
Pablo Iglesias commented
Hi Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams), do you have an update on when this feature is to be launched?
Being able to assign and reuse a meeting ID is critical to me. I have two standup meetings that run back-to-back for related teams. There are 5 people required to attend both. In zoom I just create one call and assign the same ID to both calendar events. Then the people who need to be part of both discussions can just stay online while the others show up only for the first or second half as necessary.
Having everyone hang up just to dial into a new call every morning is extremely aggravating. Being able to use the same call ID for both meetings would solve the problem. (They can't be the same meeting because some people only need to attend one, so I need to be able to assign different attendees).
Andre LeBlanc commented
There is a relatively easy work around that should(?) work for most people that need this function "NOW".
Create a recurring Teams meeting that happens once per year. For example:
Meeting on Dec 31st @ 23:45pm, 15 minute duration.
Recurrence: Every year.
End Date: None
Send the meeting to (1) attendee. Could be anyone!...Your personal email account or a coworker that knows what you're doing.
That meeting is now officially created in the system and can be joined at any time (as is the case with all meetings).
Now you simply copy the meeting URL & any other pertinent info and use it in any communications that you need.
There's your static meeting.
Mike Welch commented
Our organization would find this feature very helpful. I look forward to when it becomes available!
Just want to confirm that the option to select a Unique & Static Meeting ID Link for a meeting series, also would include the ability to use the same Unique & Static Meeting ID Link in these 2 scenarios: (1.) All day bridge series meetings (like Incident-related calls) as well as, (2.) Meetings series held at same times throughout the day (examples would be 8 AM, Noon, 4 PM "TouchPoint/Check-in" meetings for launches and ongoing projects. Benefits: All communication re: the Topic/Issue/Launch stays in the Teams Chat (site/channel) and is viewable across Time Zones - becomes the One Source of Truth "go to" place for the project. Drives users to Teams vs Email/Outlook for updates. ASK: Can you please confirm? Thank you!!!
We literally have tens of thousands of users that need a static conference ID since they dial in from retail locations on a desk phone to hear what's being said. If that conference id changes - we have no way to get them the new one every time it changes. Its why we are stuck with Webex. We'd much rather have Teams meetings with a static join ability.
DeArthie Reid commented
Is there an update?
Jason B commented
If it is planned, can the plan be shared or an ETA provided, so we have something to tell our customer base who is growing impatient without this capability?
This capability is keeping us from moving to Teams. We would like to cancel Zoom but can't do so without this. What is the update?
Melissa Carpenter commented
Any updates on this!!??