Microsoft Teams

Online meetings, chat, and cloud storage, all in one place, for free. That's right, free.

Get all this for free

Meet for 60 minutes

Schedule an unlimited number of meetings and, for a limited time, meet for up to 24 hours.1

Host up to 100 participants

For a limited time, host up to 300 meeting participants at a time.1

Unlimited chat

Keep the discussion going with as many chats and channel conversations as you need.

Up to 10GB of cloud storage

Safeguard and access important documents with 10 GB of shared and 2 GB of personal free cloud storage.

  • Scheduled meetings

    Plan your meetings and invite participants in advance.

  • Screen sharing

    Choose what you show in a chat or meeting: your desktop, a specific app, a presentation, or a file.

  • Up to 500K internal and external users

    Communicate and collaborate with large and small teams, including people outside of your organization.

  • File sharing

    Securely store, access, and co-author files with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for the web.

  • Security and compliance

    Help keep information secure with Microsoft Teams data encryption, at rest and in transit.

  • Whiteboard

    Draw, sketch, and write on a shared digital canvas during meetings.

  • Custom backgrounds

    Create the perfect virtual setting—blur your background, choose from available images, or upload your own.

  • Together mode

    Digitally sit in a shared background, making it feel like you’re all in the same room.2

  • More than 650 integrated apps and services

    Bring the apps and services you love into Microsoft Teams to create your organization’s hub for teamwork.

  • Market availability

    Connect across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Available in 53 languages and 181 markets.

Customer stories

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"We’re thankful because when Microsoft launched Teams free, it was an amazing gift that helped us to continue our operations and communicate effectively in a remote work environment."


Oscar Garcia Colon, Chief Technology Officer, Allied Global 

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"Teams (free) has been really great for us as we learn and grow slowly as a small startup; mostly because of the flexibility and convenience of the platform."


Rachel Choe, Co-founder, Bondfire

Offers for education and nonprofit

Learn more about Microsoft Teams

Get started with Microsoft Teams free training

You’ve created a team! Use these videos and resources to get started.

Video tutorials

Watch some quick videos that answer frequently asked questions about Teams.

Tips and tricks

Try these helpful tips and tricks to get started with Teams.

Frequently asked questions


Yes! The free version of Teams includes the following:

  • Unlimited chat messages and search.
  • Built-in online meetings and audio and video calling for individuals and groups, with a duration of up to 60 minutes per meeting or call. For a limited time, you can meet for up to 24 hours.
  • 10 GB of team file storage plus 2 GB per person for personal storage.
  • Integrated real-time content creation with Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
  • Unlimited app integrations with more than 650 business apps to choose from, including Adobe Sign, Evernote, and Trello.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with anyone inside or outside your organization, backed by Microsoft’s secure, global infrastructure.

Meet for up to 60 minutes in the free version of Microsoft Teams. To support our customers during COVID-19, we’ve extended this limit to 24 hours until further specified.

Up to 100 people can join a meeting in the free version of Microsoft Teams. To support our customers during COVID-19, we’ve extended this limit to 300 until further specified.

No, your account will not expire.

Several Teams features are only available with a paid Microsoft 365 plan. The full-featured, paid version of Teams includes:

  • Additional storage with plans starting at 1 TB of file storage per user.
  • Rich file collaboration in the Office desktop apps.
  • Additional app integrations.
  • Advanced IT controls.
  • Enterprise-level security and compliance.


Compare Microsoft 365 paid plans.

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 right-hand corner. Upgrading from the free version of Microsoft Teams also unlocks the full set of Teams capabilities, including Exchange calendar integration, 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 next agreement anniversary or renewal on or after January 2021. Learn more about Microsoft Teams Exploratory experience.

You can check out the self-help resources or get help from the community on the Microsoft Teams Answers forum.

Get Microsoft Teams for your organization today

Get Teams along with Office apps, file storage and sharing, email, and more.

1. To help you stay connected in the coming months, you will be able to meet for 24 hours with up to 300 participants until further specified.
2. The Together Mode and Large Gallery View features are rolling out to customers now. Learn how to turn on these new features.
3. 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.
4. 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.