M365 Changelog: New Teams meeting lobby setting – only invited users join directly
MC233466 – Updated March 30, 2021: Microsoft has 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.
What you need to do to prepare
You might consider updating your user documentation and training materials.
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