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Chat, collaborate, and meet with anyone, anywhere

Easily connect with people in Microsoft Teams free

Learn how the free version of Teams can help you seamlessly meet and chat with others, share files online, and collaborate with anyone, from anywhere - all in one app.

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Connecting is easier with Teams

Get the all-in-one app that connects you with other people online. Meet, chat, and share content with anyone from anywhere in an easy and reliable way.

Communicate in real time

Start a chat with anyone with an email address or phone number.

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Meet from anywhere

Create a quick meeting with a meeting link for others to join, even without a Teams account, free up to 60 minutes.

Get things done together

Create a community to collaborate with your contacts or engage with your audience.

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California School for the Deaf, Riverside

"This is such an exciting breakthrough for school communications!"

—Erika Thompson, Outreach Coordinator, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Learn more about Teams (free)​

Explore more ways how to use Teams for free to help you chat, share, and collaborate.​

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Get help with the free version of Teams

Read more and get started with Teams.

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Learn what’s new

Be in the know of the latest information about the free version of Teams.

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Frequently asked questions

  • You don't need a subscription to use Teams for home. The free version of Teams for home gives you:

    • Free 1:1 calls between Teams users for up to 30 hours.​
    • Free group calls and meetings for up to 60 minutes.​
    • Up to 100 participants per meeting.​
    • 5 GB of cloud storage per user.​
    • Chat with friends, family and contacts in quick and easy conversations.​
    • Communities for more collaboration in your groups and engagement with your audience.​
    • File sharing, tasks, and polling.​
    • Data encryption for meetings, chats, calls, and files.​
    • Anytime chat customer support.​


    If you have a Microsoft 365 Personal or Microsoft 365 Family subscription, will get feature extra features in Teams for home. These include: ​

    • Unlimited group calls and meetings for up to 30 hours.​
    • Up to 300 participants per meeting.​
    • 1 TB of cloud storage per user.​

    Learn more about the extra perks you get with a home subscription

  • Yes, you can upgrade from the free version of Teams to Microsoft 365 Personal or Microsoft 365 Family to get extra features in Teams for home. If you want a more business-oriented solution, consider a Teams business license. To learn about the business licenses for Teams, review the different options.

  • Yes, the free version of Teams is available for anyone to use, including small business use and non-profit organizations. However, for more robust business options and features, you’ll want to start with a business-class solution. Read Microsoft Teams: Quick Start Guide to learn how Teams can help you engage and empower your workers and grow your business.

  • Yes. The free version of Teams helps you to get together and stay connected with your friends, family and contacts through calls, chats and communities—in one place, in one app.​

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