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Video conferencing & video calling

Meet, collaborate, and work securely from anywhere with Microsoft Teams.

Enable flexible work with hybrid meetings

Work from anywhere and collaborate in the flow of work with video conferencing in Teams.

Present with confidence

Bring everyone together from anywhere—both in person and online—to work and collaborate with video conferencing in Teams.

Brainstorm and visually collaborate

Meet anytime with video conferencing—whether you’re calling one-on-one or leading a company town hall.

Manage and control meetings

Host secure video conference calls—mute noise, remove uninvited attendees, and designate presenters.

Hold virtual events

Hold interactive meetings for up to 1,000 attendees and webinars and broadcasts for up to 10,000.*

Express more with video conferencing

Meet in a more engaging and meaningful way with a video conference call and empower teamwork and productivity in the moment.

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Video conferencing features

Get a quick look at a just a few of the helpful video conferencing features in Teams.

Recordings

Record meetings using the Teams video conference app for future reference and to share with participants.

Chat

Chat with participants before, during, and after a web conference.

Live captions

Turn on captions during a video conference call for added clarity while you follow along in real time.

Customized backgrounds

Choose a background, upload your own, or blur your background to minimize distractions while video conferencing.

Raise your hand

Use the raise hand button to talk or ask questions during a video conference call without interrupting.

Participant list

View and download the participant list of any meeting for reference and follow up after the meeting.

Video conferencing benefits

Discover some of the main benefits of video conferencing in Teams.

Empower engagement

Video conferencing allows people to engage in a deeper, more personal way.

Foster collaboration

Work together in real time from anywhere with a video conference call.

Increase productivity

The visual nature of video conferencing lets people communicate more in less time.

Improve the employee experience

Meeting face to face with video conferencing gives people working remotely a sense of belonging.

Provide freedom and flexibility

Give people more control and reduce location constraints—connect whenever and wherever with video conferencing.

Communicate faster than email

Make a video conference call and share your screen instead of sending email and waiting for replies.

More about video conferencing

Learn more about video conferencing from how it works to what works with it.

How video conferencing works

Using a camera, a microphone, and a video conferencing app such as Teams, people at two or more locations see and hear each other simultaneously.

Video conferencing in Teams

Hold one-on-one meetings or large virtual events in Teams. Communicate and collaborate anytime, anywhere—on projects with groups almost any size.

Video conferencing that’s more than just video

Do more in meetings. Share screens and files, see captions, chat, make a recording, and change your background with Teams video conferencing software.

Devices designed for video conferencing

Meet and work wherever and however you want with devices made just for video conferencing in Teams—everything from headsets to speakerphones and cameras to displays.

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Bring friends and family together with video conferencing in Teams

Stay connected to people even when you’re apart. Get together virtually—anytime and anywhere—with a video conference.

Have fun with Together mode

 

Host your video conference in a virtual shared space. Choose from environments such as café, resort, or lounge and see everyone in the same place with Together mode.1

A Teams call in Together mode.

Invite anyone, anytime, anywhere

 

Start a video conference and invite anyone to join, even if they’re not on Microsoft Teams. Video conferencing makes connecting virtually almost as much fun as being there.

A Teams video call with seven participants.
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Video conferencing is an online meeting between two or more participants that provides video, as well as audio, input and output. It provides the benefit of being able to see the expressions and reactions of other people in addition to being able to hear what they’re saying.

Video conferencing enables real-time collaboration, increases productivity, saves time, and helps people who are working remote feel less isolated and more engaged. If participants in a group video conference, don’t feel like being on camera, they can always opt to turn it off and just leave their microphone on. Some video conferencing software even allows people to blur or change their background to add privacy without losing the ability to connect face to face.

Remote work and working from home have increased dramatically so being able to communicate and collaborate in real time with a video conference fosters productivity, participation, and morale.

There are many benefits to using a software application (app) developed specifically for real-time online collaboration such as video conferencing in addition to other capabilities including file sharing and calendaring. That’s because the software is designed specifically to create a better overall experience for people who want to chat, call, and collaborate online—anywhere and anytime. What’s more, a video conferencing software that’s integrated seamlessly with an entire suite of productivity apps—versus a stand-alone app—provides additional timesaving, workflow, and ease-of-use benefits.

Participating in a video conference call is easy. You just need a device with a camera, a microphone, and a video conference app such as Microsoft Teams. Then when you’re invited to a video conference, just join the conference using your device at the predetermined time. Learn more from a guide to hybrid and remote meetings.

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* During this time of increased remote work, take advantage of view-only broadcasts for up to 20,000-attendees through the end of this year.
1. Available on desktop only.