Choose who can bypass the lobby

Although default participant settings are determined by an org's IT admin, a meeting organizer may want to change them for a specific meeting. Organizers can make these changes on the Meeting options web page.


Go to Meeting options

You can access this page a few different ways, depending on what kind of meeting it is.

Scheduled meetings

There are different ways to get to Meeting options for a scheduled meeting:

  • In Teams, go to Calendar, select a meeting, and then Meeting options.
  • In Outlook, go to Calendar, select a meeting, and then Meeting options.
  • In a meeting invitation, select Meeting options.
  • During a meeting, select Show participants    in the meeting controls. Then, above the list of participants, choose Manage permissions.

Instant meetings

Once you've started a meeting by selecting Meet now (whether from a channel or your calendar):

  1. Choose Show participants in your meeting controls. You'll see a list of everyone in the meeting.
  2. Above the list, select Manage permissions to go to Meeting options.

Choose who can bypass the lobby

As the meeting organizer, you get to decide who gets into your meetings directly, and who should wait for someone to let them in.

If you choose to have people wait, you (and anyone else allowed to admit people) will see a list of people in the lobby. From there you can choose whether to admit or deny them.

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