Teams meeting lobby - allow "selected people" to bypass lobby
With the new "Only me" option for bypassing the lobby, this puts huge onus on organisers who might not normally expect to attend a meeting but where the meeting has a requirement to hold particpants int eh lobby.
For example ...
Person A sets up a MS Teams meeting that we will use to teach a random group of students about a topic. Person A sets the lobby to "only me" and invites person B as a "presenter". They also invite 100 random students.
On the delivery day Person A arrives and admits person B from the lobby shortly before the start time to complete set up and do final checks. They then admit the student attendees - that's perfect
Imagine that on the delivery day Person A is off sick. Person B is now stuck outside in the lobby with all the students and nobody can access the room (nightmare!)
Currently there is no way person B can access the room from the lobby if Person A is not available for any reason?
So - the request is that in the "bypass lobby" settings please set "specific people" just like we can set specific people to be a presenter, so that specific people can then bypass the lobby and do their set up even if the organiser is not available.
Thank you for your feedback. We have added the option to allow only users who were invited to the meeting to bypass the lobby. To learn more, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-dbd5-45f9-aae9-a70e6354f88e.
We look forward to adding other improvements discussed in the comments in the future.
This would be great!
make it happen.
This feature helps when we have a substitute teacher.
Mike Johnson commented
Agree this would be a useful feature.
This is an excellent suggestion - EA's are constantly setting up meetings for their Executives
If HR books a meeting on behalf of a line manager but the candidate is internal none of the current options for Lobby allow for selected users.
Tatjana Starke commented
Very essential feature. At the moment I either don't have much control or I can let everybody wait in the lobby.
Chris Canning commented
This would allow an institution to really take control of the classroom digitally. Get all your teachers to upvote this!
Yes, this feature needs to be added. Our agency uses Teams for training and would like to have instructors in the "room" to set up before early bird participants log on.
Alexander Deichman commented
Really need this ! ASAP We centrally plan and organise many meetings(with organiser not attending those) and I do not want some random student popping in.
Yes, please! We need this!
Alex G commented
This is 100% needed.
Johnny Khoury commented
please add this feature
It is an interruption of the class flow to let in interventionist that come on a regular basis.
Sounds good to me!
Peter B commented
This is another request ID for the same function. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40703494-select-specific-people-who-can-bypass-lobby#comments
Peter B commented
This feature was available in Skype for Business, please make it available in TEAMS.
Daniel Klicks commented
More votes for almost the same topic here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/41302252-teams-meeting-lobby-allow-selected-people-to-b
Put your votes together :)
I would find this to be a really valuable feature
Kenny Ong commented
This is very essential.
I have encountered few cases where one of the presenters had waited in the lobby for quite sometime after he/she rejoin from disconnected earlier.
And sometime the pop-up option to "Admit" disappeared while the host was clicking on the shared screen during his/her presentation.