How To Invite External Users To A Teams Microsoft

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I would like to discuss my personal encounter and insights on inviting outside users to a Microsoft Teams platform. Being a frequent user of Teams for collaborating and communicating, I have found the feature of inviting external users to be highly beneficial in uniting teams from various companies.

So, let’s dive right into the details of how you can invite external users to a Teams Microsoft:

Step 1: Accessing Teams

The first step is to log in to your Teams account. You can do this by going to the Teams website or opening the Teams desktop or mobile app. Once you are logged in, you will have access to all the features and settings necessary to invite external users.

Step 2: Navigating to the External Users Settings

Next, you need to navigate to the settings for external users. To do this, click on your profile picture or initials in the top right corner of the Teams interface. A drop-down menu will appear, and you should select “Settings”.

In the settings menu, click on “Permissions” and then choose “Org-wide settings”. Here, you will find the option to manage external access and guest access. Click on this option to proceed.

Step 3: Enabling External Access

Once you are in the external access settings, you will see a toggle switch for enabling external access. Turn this switch on to allow users from outside your organization to join your Teams.

It’s important to note that enabling external access will allow anyone with a valid email address to join your Teams as a guest. However, you can choose to restrict external access to specific domains if you want to have more control over who can join.

Step 4: Inviting External Users

Now that you have enabled external access, you can start inviting external users to your Teams Microsoft. To do this, go back to the Teams interface and select the team or channel you want to invite the external user to.

In the top right corner of the Teams interface, click on the ellipsis (…) menu. From the dropdown menu, select “Add members”. A pop-up window will appear where you can enter the email address of the external user you want to invite.

After entering the email address, you can customize the invitation message to add a personal touch. You can explain the purpose of the Team, provide any necessary instructions, or simply welcome the user to your Team.

Once you have entered the email address and personalized the invitation message, click on the “Add” button to send the invitation. The external user will receive an email with a link to join your Teams Microsoft.


Inviting external users to a Teams Microsoft can greatly enhance collaboration and communication between different organizations. By following the above steps, you can easily enable external access and invite external users to your Teams. Remember to personalize the invitation message to make the external users feel welcome and informed about your Team.

So, go ahead and start inviting external users to your Teams Microsoft. Enjoy the seamless collaboration and communication that comes with connecting people from different organizations!