How To Call Telephone With Microsoft Teams

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Making a call to someone using the telephone is an essential method of communication. As remote work and virtual meetings become increasingly common, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft Teams has incorporated calling functions to help us stay connected. In this article, I will walk you through the steps of calling someone using Microsoft Teams, adding personal tips and remarks throughout.

Setting up Microsoft Teams calling

Before we dive into making phone calls, let’s make sure everything is set up correctly. If you haven’t already, download and install the Microsoft Teams app on your device. Sign in using your Microsoft account or the account provided by your organization.

Next, make sure your device has a microphone and speakers, or better yet, a headset for better audio quality. Testing your audio devices beforehand can save you from any potential hiccups during your call.

Making a phone call using Microsoft Teams

Now that we’re all set up, it’s time to make our first phone call. In the Teams app, click on the “Calls” tab located in the left sidebar. You should see a dial pad icon in the top right corner of the screen. Click on it to open the dial pad.

In the dial pad, you can manually enter the phone number you wish to call. Make sure to include the country code if you’re calling outside your country. Alternatively, you can also search for a contact using the search bar, if the person you want to call is already in your contacts list.

Once you’ve entered the phone number or selected a contact, click on the green phone icon to initiate the call. You will see the call interface with options to mute, switch to speakerphone, or add participants.

Personal touches and commentary

While calling someone on the telephone may seem straightforward, Microsoft Teams adds a layer of convenience. Not only can you make voice calls, but you can also make video calls, share your screen, and collaborate in real-time with others. The ability to seamlessly transition from a chat or video meeting to a phone call makes communication more efficient.

Additionally, Microsoft Teams provides features like call recording, voicemail, and call forwarding, which can be incredibly useful in a professional setting. These features ensure that you never miss important information and can easily refer back to conversations when needed.


Calling someone on the telephone using Microsoft Teams is a simple and efficient way to stay connected. Whether you’re working remotely or collaborating with colleagues in different locations, Teams provides a seamless calling experience. So go ahead, pick up that phone and start dialing!