Stray meetings in Microsoft Teams

Unwanted, stranded meetings, overlapping with a general one in a channel, can occur when people click on the Meet (now)/📷 button, instead of clicking on the same Join button in the chat field. This may especially happen to those who reach the channel first, or who cannot see the Join button in the chat field because this field has been taken up by messages.

To prevent students from creating or joining stray meetings, the channel lead can direct students to a single meeting link in the chat field, which could be upward ion this field, and to avoid the Meet (now)/📷 button at the top right in channels.

Further background

“Hi All, in Microsoft Teams, if multiple people click the ‘Meet (now)’ button in a channel, what happens?”

  See Reddit post

  Watch tutorial from minute 3:04 to 4:50

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