What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration platform that allows you to group chat, run or join audio or video meetings or live events, make calls, store files and integrate with other apps. It is commonly used by organisations and schools.
The key features of Microsoft Teams are video conferencing with custom backgrounds, editing Microsoft Office files from within the app, sharing notes in real time, the delivery of online presentations and virtual classes, and text chatting over internal networks. Microsoft Teams also allows the sharing of images, files, gifs, stickers, emoji and memes.
Microsoft Teams is available in Microsoft 365 software packages while students and teachers can sign up for free. There is also a free version available, which allows up to 300 users per organisation, while the licensed version is unlimited.
Microsoft Teams integrates with other Microsoft applications and third-party tools, apps, bots and connectors. It uses a variety of security measures to keep communication private and is available on web browser (with limited features), desktop and mobile applications.
Platforms: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Apple iOS and Android.
How do people use Microsoft Teams?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use collaborative communication services like Microsoft Teams.
How can you report an issue?
- Report an issue
Report security concerns or issues to Microsoft regarding any of its software.
How can you protect personal information and keep meetings secure?
- Privacy Statement
Read Microsoft’s statement about how it handles your personal information and how to keep your accounts secure.
- Create meeting policies
How to adjust settings for meetings in Teams.
- Microsoft Trust Centre
Learn how to secure your data and protect your privacy.
- Privacy and Microsoft Teams
Learn about the different types of personal data collected by Microsoft Teams and how it is used.