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Easily connect with people in Microsoft Teams (free)
Learn how Teams (free) can help you seamlessly meet and chat with others, share files online, and collaborate with anyone, from anywhere—all in one app.
Connecting is easier with Microsoft Teams (free)
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
Send instant messages to a group or individuals.
Meet from anywhere
Schedule group audio or video calls for up to 60 minutes. Get unlimited 1:1 meetings lasting up to 30 hours.
Send links to documents, upload files, or share photos with up to 5GB of cloud storage.
Get things done together
Create communities with like-minded people to connect on ideas and make plans.
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
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Frequently asked questions
There are several differences between Microsoft Teams (free) and Microsoft Teams Essentials.
With Teams (free), you get:
- Unlimited one-on-one meetings for up to 30 hours.
- Unlimited group meetings for up to 60 minutes.
- Up to 100 participants per meeting.
- 5 GB of cloud storage per user.
- Unlimited chat with coworkers and customers.
- File sharing, tasks, and polling.
- Data encryption for meetings, chats, calls, and files.
With Team Essentials (as an upgrade from Teams (free)), you get an upgraded experience to work seamlessly and collaboratively. On top of what you get with Teams (free), Teams Essentials includes:
- Unlimited group meetings for up to 30 hours.
- Up to 300 participants per meeting.
- 10 GB of cloud storage per user.
- Anytime phone and web support.
Yes, you can upgrade from Teams (free) to the personal version of Teams Essentials. If you want a more business-oriented solution, consider starting a trial of or purchasing Microsoft 365 Business Basic or Business Standard so you don’t have to transition from one platform to another and lose data in the future. To learn about upgrading, review the different options.
Yes, Teams (free) is available for anyone to use, including business owners. However, for upgraded options with expanded 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, Microsoft Teams (free) is for personal use. Teams (free) helps family and friends get together and stay connected through calls and chats—in one place, in one app.