Adding a Guest to Your Team
Created by: Sobpark
Modified on: Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 at 8:01 AM
Note: Guests have fewer capabilities than team members or team owners, but there's still a lot they can do. For a closer look, see Guest Experience in Microsoft Teams.
Add a guest to your team
First thing to know, you must be a team owner to add a guest in Teams
Guests must have a Microsoft 365 work or school account. If the guest doesn’t yet have a Microsoft account associated with their email address, they will be directed to create one for free.
To add a guest to your team in Teams:
- Select Teams and go to the team in your team list.
- Select More options > Add member.
3. Enter the guest's email address. Anyone with an email account, such as Outlook, Gmail, or others, can join your team as a guest.
4. Add your guest's name. Select Edit guest information and type a friendly name for them. Be sure to take the time to do this now—you’ll need the help of an IT admin to do it later.
Identify guests on a team
To see if a team has any guests, just look below the heading where the team name shows up.
You can tell if someone is a guest by looking anywhere their name appears—the word “Guest” appears after it. You can also see everyone’s roles in the Members tab of a team. Go to the team name and select More options > Manage team and then Members.
*This solution article has been adjusted from Microsoft Teams article Add guests to a team in Teams.
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