(Updated) New Teams meeting lobby setting - only invited users join directly


Date: March 2, 2021



Updated March 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Teams meeting organizers can have greater control over their meetings by enabling a new lobby setting where only Calendar meeting invited users will be able to join directly.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68730.


When This Will Happen

For Production and GCC environments: roll out will start at the end of April (previously end of March) and will be complete by mid-May (previously mid-April).


How This Will Affect Your Organization

Meeting organizers will be able to ensure that only Calendar meeting invited users can bypass the lobby after they schedule a new meeting. They do this by changing the meeting option Who can bypass the lobby to People I invite. Anyone else with the meeting invitation will be sent to the lobby.

New Lobby settings in Teams

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What You Need To Do To Prepare

You might consider updating your user documentation and training materials.




Article ID: 131238
Thu 4/8/21 8:08 PM