Microsoft Teams

Minimum age according to Microsoft Teams
13+ Minimum age according to Microsoft Teams

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.


Apps: AndroidApple iOS

How do people use Microsoft Teams?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use collaborative communication services like Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams is used for: content sharing, encrypted, in-app purchasing, live streaming, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing, screen capture, video calling and voice chat.

How can you report an issue?

This link is provided by Microsoft:

  • 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?

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Last updated: 04/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.