Posted by: kurtsh | November 23, 2020

BETA: Microsoft Teams for Personal Use now available for FREE with 24hr long, 300 attendee video concalls

imageMicrosoft Teams now provides FREE 24-hr long, 300-person audio/video conference calls for anyone – including folks w/out Microsoft Accounts – who can attend via web browser or via the Teams app on PC/Mac/iOS/Android.

The following features are now available in preview in the Teams desktop and web apps, with more features coming soon:

  • Start a personal chat or create a group chat with up to 250 people.
  • Seamlessly sync your existing chats from your phone to your computer and carry-on conversations on the device of your choice.
  • Talk all day for free with friends and family via video or audio calls.3
  • Share video meeting invites with anyone, even if they don’t have Teams, and see up to 49 of your friends and loved ones in one frame in Gallery view or Together mode.
  • Upload and share photos and videos from your computer in any personal or group chat.

To start using personal features in Teams on your computer, follow these steps:

  • If you are new to Teams, download the Teams desktop app and sign in with a personal Microsoft account or create a new one to get started.
  • If you currently use the Teams desktop app at work, click on your profile picture on the top-right corner and select ‘Add personal account’. Upon successful login, Teams will launch a new window containing your personal chats and groups so it’s easy to switch between your work and personal accounts.
    • Note: We are slowly rolling out the option to add a personal account to existing commercial users. So, if you don’t see this option to add your personal account, you may have to wait until your app is updated or for your IT admin to enable it within your organization.
  • If you want to use the personal features in Teams in your web browser, go to this link and sign in or create a new personal Microsoft account to get started.

(While you can use the Teams desktop and web apps to chat with or call friends and family, we are working on bringing all the other personal features available in the Teams mobile app to desktop and web soon.)

Check out the details of this new offer for you and your family, club, or organization:


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