Meet for 60 minutes
Schedule an unlimited number of meetings and, for a limited time, meet for up to 24 hours.1
Plan your meetings and invite participants in advance.
Choose what you show in a chat or meeting: your desktop, a specific app, a presentation, or a file.
Communicate and collaborate with large and small teams, including people outside of your organization.
Securely store, access, and co-author files with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for the web.
Help keep information secure with Microsoft Teams data encryption, at rest and in transit.
Draw, sketch, and write on a shared digital canvas during meetings.
Create the perfect virtual setting—blur your background, choose from available images, or upload your own.
Digitally sit in a shared background, making it feel like you’re all in the same room.2
Bring the apps and services you love into Microsoft Teams to create your organization’s hub for teamwork.
Connect across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Available in 53 languages and 181 markets.
The Teams free version offers all the core features, but more advanced ones are only available in the paid version of Microsoft 365. The full-featured and paid version of Teams includes:
Get Office 365 A1 free for your entire school, including a full version of Microsoft Teams.3
With a valid school email address, get Office 365 for education for free, including a full version of Microsoft Teams.3
Your nonprofit might be eligible for Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Office 365 E1. Contact your Microsoft partner or sales rep. Don’t have one?4
You’ve created a team! Use these videos and resources to get started.
Watch some quick videos that answer frequently asked questions about Teams.
Try these helpful tips and tricks to get started with Teams.
Yes! The free version of Teams includes the following:
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:
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.
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.