Allow external users to access group chat
Why isn't it possible to add external users to group chat? It's a big step backwards comparing to Skype for Business and it makes life more difficult for companies working with various clients on a daily basis.
Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to announce the next step in our journey for External Access support as we enable you to start a group chat with up to 250 participants across different organizations. The team is testing this internally, and it is important to note that you will have to be enabled by admin policy for External Access in order to be able to use this new functionality. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Jambres Silva commented
Será de grande valia, aguardamos a libração desta nova funcionalidade.
Audio and Video Calling, Screen Share options should be available in External Group chats as well.
Just looked at the road map https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=51126 is this now available and confirmed?
It's a top urgent function! Hope it's rolling out...
Any of Ms competitors has it! And it's not believable meeting participants cannot chat nor see a simple Q&A area.
Please update. Thank You
Really need this functionality at the moment. Any updates on getting this to production?
Any updates here? I've been frustrated for over a year with this issue. Having to switch between different "sides" in Teams, asking other people to create group chats, trying to do things like create events just to create a group chat, etc.
Amar Soni commented
We should get the option to Add people in External Chat
This is a must-have as many have said. for our decentralised organisation, it means constantly setting up formal meetings when you should just be able to do it through the chat or in a call. Please add this feature in.
Jeremy Schroeder commented
This is a "must have" for me as I'm constantly collaborating with multiple people outside my organzation on the same subject. I'm not always able to bring them into our Teams environment as a guest so I'd like to NOT have to start another email chain. :-(
This should not be a feature request. This is a necessity to allow externals to communicate.
Lack of this feature prevents true collaboration between disparate groups, consultants/contractors and third party suppliers. This handicaps cross domain communications.
we want features added, not removed.
This is the whole value of why an organization would even use this service. Please get your **** together and add this feature. Ridiculous.
I (probably many users in our company) really need this feature to be able to chat with few people among our group companies which are using own M365 tenant.
it is very frustrating this has been taken away. taking this away from the users makes communication more complicated and takes more time.
I need to be able to chat with a lot of people outside my organization!
This service needs to be reinitialized!!!
Jamie Dobbs commented
Please add this ability, I had to use a previous meeting chat to achieve this today, makes no sense you can chat with a group of internal and external people when it's started from a meeting but not just create a group.
Donovan Lewis commented
This is a really frustrating missing feature. Please add as soon as possible.
my alias commented
Please add this feature
Simon @ Onebyte commented
This is a really frustrating missing feature. Please enable as soon as possible.
please add this feature asap.