Find the right Microsoft Teams for your needs

Microsoft Teams is designed for everyone. Get started for free, get more with Teams Essentials, or get Teams as part of Microsoft 365.

For Business For Home

Microsoft Teams (free)

Microsoft Teams (free) Free
  • Group calling for up to 60 minutes and 100 participants
  • Unlimited chat with friends and family
  • Plan together with tasks and polling
  • 5 GB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Data encryption for meetings, chats, calls, and files

Microsoft 365 Personal

Microsoft 365 Personal $6.99

/ month

Everything in Microsoft Teams, plus:

  • For one person
  • Group calling for up to 30 hours and 300 participants
  • Premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint for PC, Mac, web, and mobile
  • 1 TB of cloud storage
  • Ad-free email, calendar, and contacts in one place
  • Creative tools for writing, design, and graphics
  • Advanced grammar, spelling, and editing support
  • Ongoing technical support for duration of subscription
  • Access to the latest updates and new features
  • Live captions for meetings (English)3
  • Additional benefits

Subscription automatically renews. Cancel anytime to stop future charges.

Office apps and services

  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftOutlook
  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftOneNote
  • MicrosoftSkype

Best Value

Microsoft 365 Family

Microsoft 365 Family $9.99

/ month

Everything in Microsoft Teams, plus:

  • For up to six people
  • Group calling for up to 30 hours and 300 participants
  • Premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint for PC, Mac, web, and mobile
  • 6 TB of cloud storage (1 TB per person)
  • Ad-free email, calendar, and contacts in one place
  • Creative tools for writing, design, and graphics
  • Advanced grammar, spelling, and editing support
  • Ongoing technical support for duration of subscription
  • Access to the latest updates and new features
  • Location alerts in the Family Safety mobile app11
  • Drive safety reports in the Family Safety mobile app11
  • Additional benefits

Subscription automatically renews. Cancel anytime to stop future charges.

Office apps and services

  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftOutlook
  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftOneNote
  • MicrosoftSkype

Microsoft Teams (free)

Microsoft Teams (free) Free

Microsoft 365 Personal

Microsoft 365 Personal $6.99
/ month

Best Value

Microsoft 365 Family

Microsoft 365 Family $9.99
/ month
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Key Benefits

This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included

Included

Usage

1 person

1 person

1–6 people

Teams

Group calling for up to 60 minutes and 100 participants

Group calling for up to 30 hours and 300 participants

Group calling for up to 30 hours and 300 participants

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote

Web and mobile apps

Desktop apps

Desktop apps

OneDrive cloud storage to back up files and photos

5 GB

1 TB

Up to 6 TB (1 TB per person)

Microsoft Family Safety mobile app11

Not included

Not included

Premium

Outlook

Not included

Premium

Premium

Works on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android

Included

Included

Included

Advanced security for emails and files

Not included

Included

Included

Ongoing technical support

Not included

Included

Included

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Teams Essentials is designed for a small business in need of an affordable, professional, easy-to-use meeting solution with video and audio calling. Teams Essentials allows you to enjoy meetings all day up to 30 hours, host up to 300 participants, and get 10 GB of cloud storage.

 

To get the full Microsoft 365 experience, with access to apps like Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as an email domain and Exchange calendar integration, try Microsoft 365 Business Standard.

 

Learn more about choosing the right subscription containing Microsoft Teams based on the apps you seek, knowledge required and data handling considerations.

Access premium benefits for Teams with the purchase of Microsoft 365 Personal, Microsoft 365 Family, any Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Business or Enterprise suite, or with a standalone offering of Teams Essentials for small and medium-sized business customers.

Teams Essentials allows you to pay on behalf of up to 50 users. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, select Invite people to Microsoft 365. Add each person’s first name, last name, and email addresses and choose Send. The people you added will receive an invitation email to add their user account information to Microsoft 365.

Credit cards are accepted. We don’t accept PayPal, Venmo, and other similar services.

No, once you upgrade and convert from a free account to a paid account, you can’t revert to the free version using the same email address. The email address associated with your converted account can no longer be associated with a free account. To create a new free account, use a different email address (both for the admin and for each user).

No, all users in your organization must be upgraded and will have access to the full version of Teams and all Microsoft 365 services. Learn more about upgrading from Teams free to a paid subscription (for admins).

Yes, you can purchase Teams Essentials through any cloud solution provider. When purchased via a provider, Microsoft Teams Essentials with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Identity includes some additional features at the same price as Teams Essentials purchased from our website. This is because Teams Essentials uses Azure AD instead of Microsoft Accounts. Additional features include Teams channels, Whiteboard, meeting recordings, real-time translation, breakout rooms, meeting notes, noise suppression, third-party app extensibility, and centralized management and configuration.

 

Buy Teams Essentials from a cloud solution provider..

Yes. A child can’t purchase Teams Essentials on their own.

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More Microsoft 365 options

  1. Once your paid subscription begins, cancelation policies vary based on your status as a new customer, product, and domain selections on Microsoft. Learn more. Cancel your Microsoft 365 subscription any time by going to the Microsoft 365 admin center. When a subscription is canceled, all associated data will be deleted. Learn more about data retention, deletion, and destruction in Microsoft 365.
  2. After your one-month free trial, you will be charged the applicable subscription fee. Credit card required. Cancel any time to stop future charges.
  3. Live Captions are available in the English language with Microsoft account identities and over 30 additional languages with Azure AD identities. For more information, see the Live Captions support article.
  4. Available only with Azure AD Identity.
  5. This plan works with Office 2021, Office 2019, Office 2016, and Office 2013. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010, may work with Microsoft 365 with reduced functionality. This compatibility with Office does not include the Office 365 F3 plans.
  6. For HD calling, compatible HD hardware and broadband connection with at least 4 Mbps are required.
  7. OneDrive storage is used for file sharing in chat, so OneDrive storage limits apply.
    Unlimited personal cloud storage for qualifying plans for subscriptions of five or more users, otherwise 1 TB per user. Microsoft will initially provide 1 TB of OneDrive for Business storage per user, which admins can increase to 5 TB per user. Contact Microsoft Support to request additional storage. Storage up to 25 TB per user is provisioned in OneDrive for Business. Beyond 25 TB, storage is provisioned at 25 TB for SharePoint team sites to individual users.
  8. Because Teams runs on a SharePoint Online backend for file sharing, SharePoint storage limits apply to the Files section within a team. See “Storage limits and specification for Microsoft Teams” for more details.
  9. Access and Publisher are available for PC only.
  10. For more information, see the Microsoft Online Service Level Agreement.
  11. Location permissions must be active; driving safety available only in the US, UK, AUS, CA.