Want to obtain a team meeting URL straightforward
When you create a team meeting link, it is shown as “Join Microsoft Teams Meeting Learn more about Teams”. To obtain the URL, you need to copy and paste it in Word and open the Edit Hyperlink window.
I want to obtain the URL straightforward.
Lee Robinson commented
Having the option to send a link using a variety of means is a basic feature that should have been in the design from the beginning.
I am afraid to say that Teams does not seem to be that user friendly..... there a number of options that needs adding to make it more fit for purpose and user friendly
Derek Cunningham commented
I use "Plain Text" as my default email sending format in Outlook. This completely wipes the meeting URL from a Teams invite if the meeting is created from Outlook Calendar using the "New Teams Meeting" button. As far as I can tell there is NO WAY to get that URL back once you click send. Even using the Teams app and opening the Calendar within Teams, and opening that meeting, there is no "Copy URL" button (even though Microsoft says there is). The method Graeme mentions works if you can decrypt the massive URL properly, but that's not at all something I want to explain to my users.
The solution is to set your default EMAIL sending format in Outlook to HTML, and maybe make your own copy of the meeting URL before you hit send just in case.
Note that if your default sending format is HTML and you create a meeting link in Outlook with the Teams button, then change the message format to Plain Text before you send, the URL is converted to plain text in it's complete form. This DOES NOT happen if your format is Plain Text and you hit Send, having seen the HTML link in the draft - all of the URL is stripped.
Good luck everyone! Be sure to upvote this, there NEEDS to be a way to retrieve the meeting URL from Teams!!!!!!!!!!!
This might work:
1. Open Teams
2. Go to the invite on your teams calendar
3. Click the meeting options (takes you to a browser for your meeting options)
4. Copy the threadId from the meeting options URL
5. Create a new url using this format: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/<threadid>/0
This worked for me when the original invite lost the html formatting and stripped all the urls, and didn't want to cancel resend the invite.
I cannot believe that a company like Microsoft don't experience the same problem using their own software. Zoom makes it so easy to click a button and get the link. It's simple workflow stuff, quite unbelievable :-) Please make this intuitive and simple to use?
Thomas Caetano commented
It would be very welcome .
Jon C commented
Yes, this is very frustrating not being able to simply get the URL for the meeting...I have to find an old meeting and somehow hack together a link now for my guests because the meeting URL didn't pass thru to their emails.
s knorr commented
This is so frustrating. You copy this nonsense to the clipboard and then you need to open another app like LibreOffice to paste into and then copy the bare URL again before you're able to use this.
Right-click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link and copy, then past the URL where you want it.
We would like to customise the text in this link (not the underlying URL), but damned if I can find a setting anywhere for it...
Kurt Becker commented
This makes using Teams very hard for to invite people to a quick meeting. We use other messaging systems to invite people to Teams..
One of the most useful features of the Zoom platform is its ability to create plain text invitations with all the relevant join information included.
Currently, Microsoft Teams uses cumbersome HTML invitations which are prone to data loss and corruption when copied between programs and platforms.
Microsoft Teams would benefit if:
* A "copy plain text invitation" function was added to the client.
* There were administrator and user options to use the plain text format exclusively for invitations.
* There was an option when creating a new Teams meeting to keep the meeting invitations in plain text.
* All relevant branding options were extended to support plain text meeting invitations.
eddy barraud commented
This html link is very frustrating for me too.
Just give the URL or a add a second button to only copy URL
A way around this is to paste in a tool that supports RTF, such as Word, and then copy the link wherever you want.
Flávio Liberal commented
Don't make sense this process, any virtual meeting solution provides the URL nor an HTML text with a link embedded.
MS, give us the URL, please
Unbelievable!! Plis fix this ASAP! We need this function to be available just as Zoom has it.
Sometimes I need to prepare the link to my invitation Tommy students! A short and direct link would be helpful.
I have a similar request. I want to be able to create (schedule) a meeting and send the Join-Link via a separate channel. This can make a lot of sense for example when you want to create a larger-scale meeting with largely "anonymous" participants from outside your organisation. In other words, I only want to share the URL link rather than send personalized invitation.
To do this, today, I have to create the meeting with at least one participant first, save, then re-enter the calender, right-click on the link, copy the URL.
Instead, I would like to see a procedure where I can copy the link instantly when creating the meeting.
Edson Junior commented
hard to share links as MS Teams copy a blob of html instead of the url to join the meeting, need to paste the contents to Word and extract the link from there to share via another tools such as WhatsApp and so on
This is desperately needed right now. We need to be able to copy paste the meeting link into SMS messaging app to send clients telehealth appoints. COVID-19 has accelerated our need to reach clients in a format they use, ie : text messaging. Many clients do not use email. Link sharing is grayed out.
James Jensen commented
I want to copy _just the hyperlink_ for a meeting to the clipboard, not the entire "Meeting Information".
For example, if I copy the URL and then try to add it as a hyperlink to text somewhere that I've already formatted the way I want it, or in a plain-text chat window, or a text message, or something like that, I'd like to have the actual URL get pasted. Following is what I get when I try to paste the "Copy join info" into this UserVoice text box:
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Learn more about Teams