Unlimited chat and search
Communicate with your team and always stay up to date with free chat and search capabilities.
Get unlimited chat, video calling, file sharing, storage, and more—for as long as you want.
Up to 500K users
Communicate and collaborate with teams large and small.
Choose what you show in a chat or meeting: your desktop, a specific app, a presentation, or a file.
Eliminate distractions and ensure meetings run smoothly with background blur.
Grant people outside your organization access to existing teams and channels in Teams.
Access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time.
Share files with colleagues and work on them together.
More than 250 integrated apps and services
Bring the apps and services you love into Teams to create your organization’s hub for teamwork.
Security and compliance
Help keep information secure with Microsoft Teams data encryption, at rest and in transit.
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Yes! The free version of Teams includes the following:
No, your account will not expire.
Several Teams features are only available in the paid version in Microsoft 365. The full-featured, paid version of Teams includes:
The individual who created the tenant (the person who signed up for the free version of Teams) can upgrade directly from the Teams free product by selecting your profile in the top left-hand corner. Upgrading from the free version of Microsoft Teams also unlocks the full set of Teams capabilities, including scheduled meetings, calendar, 1 TB of file storage, and advanced administration features.
Yes. Customers who purchase Microsoft 365 Business Standard or Business Basic directly from the free version of Teams will not lose any data. Customers needing to purchase Microsoft 365 enterprise plans can work with some of our trusted partners to migrate their data to their new paid plan.
Anyone with any corporate or consumer email address can sign up for Teams today. People who don’t already have a paid Microsoft 365 commercial subscription will have access to the free version of Teams. If a user at an existing Microsoft 365 commercial customer tries to sign up for free, they will be routed into the managed Teams experience for their organization. If the user doesn’t yet have a license for Teams as part of their organization’s Microsoft 365 plan, they will be routed to the Microsoft Teams Exploratory experience for free until January 2021. Learn more about Microsoft Teams Exploratory experience.
1. Accredited academic institutions: Get your entire school signed up for free with Office 365 A1, which includes Microsoft Teams. Learn more about what’s included with Office 365 A1 for your students and for teachers, faculty, and staff.
2. Nonprofit organizations: Eligible nonprofit organizations can qualify for donated offers of Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Office 365 E1, which include Microsoft Teams, depending on the organization size. These are permitted only for use by Paid Staff and Unpaid Executive Staff. Organizations needing licenses for volunteers should leverage the limited-time Enterprise Office 365 E1 offer. User amount limits do apply and vary by availability of country of usage.