URL that allows people without teams already to directly join
The whole process for joining a new Teams Org seems to be setup for people who are already using Teams. The only way to get a new person into Teams, appears to be to send them an invitation by entering their email. This method doesn't work for meetup, user, or community groups where you just want to post a URL that people can use to join.
I'd suggest adding something similar to Slack which allows a direct URL to be generated to join. That would make the onboarding process for people not familiar with Teams so much easier. Thanks!
This feature is being considered and under review by the feature team.
I will keep you posted on future updates.
For some users that are not IT literate/or used to Teams, it has been challenging for them to join meetings. From an inclusive model, it would be great if the host could share a specific URL for users that allow them to join directly into the meeting using a browser and skipping the screen asking them to Download app, or access Mics/Camera etc.
If the Mic/Camera permission was granted easily when they were in the meeting it may be more userfriendly.
Elene Terry commented
This is super easy to do in the enterprise account, and I think it is actually possible to do this with the free account, but it is highly non-intuitive. Would love to see this be way more intuitive.
The way I think works today in the free account is to go into a channel, start a meeting in the channel (using the camera icon), wait for the meeting to start, then copy the link URL (next to the Invite Someone field) and then send out the link. I believe this works, but it is extremely challenging to figure out. This is the most asked for feature as I'm deploying this to my non profit (providing tutoring) that is transitioning to be entirely online. This is what is preventing teams from being competitive with other free services. I hope we can fix this soon! Thank you!!!
Chandan Suthar commented
This is badly needed.