Learn how to configure Lobby Meeting options in Microsoft Teams!
The last time I have teams meeting on my private tenant and I had issues with the lobby. The default configuration didn’t allow me to bypass the lobby and start the meeting. Why? I was interested in that case and I started an investigation on how to configure lobby on Microsoft Teams.
To configure policies in Microsoft Teams, you need to visit Microsoft Teams Admin Center and go to Meeting > Meetings Policies. On this page, you can find multiple settings, which you can configure and after that - assign to a proper group of users / direct to users. The preferred way is assigning to the group of users because you had control over what user-specific policy is assigned.
The first thing is to create a policy and configure necessary options. You need to provide a name and description. Be careful here, if you have multiple policies you can get lost in policies if you don’t create a proper name of policies.
Things, which you want to configure about a lobby you can find in the bottom section of the page.
You need to configure the option named Automatically admin people. In my case, I configured it to People in my organization. Every other person needs to be accepted before joining the meeting.
When you configure necessary options, you need to assign them to a proper group of users. To do this, go to Group policy assignment and click Add Group button.
On the right side, you need to provide a name of the group to which you want to assign the policy, select a rank number (about this you can read it more here) and select a proper policy.
So I configured to bypass lobby for Organization only and invited my account from another tenant, after that, I received information that Jakub Piesik is waiting in the lobby and can / cannot join the meeting.
Also, you can configure any other settings if you want for your users.
Credits of photo: Andrea Piacquadio