Does Microsoft Teams have breakout rooms?

Does Microsoft Teams have breakout rooms?

We answer the question about Microsoft Teams breakout rooms and how to set one up.

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What is a Breakout Room?

Breakout rooms allow you to split your meeting in separate sessions.

The meeting host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually, and can switch between sessions at any time.

Does Microsoft have Breakout Rooms?

The short answer is no. However, breakout rooms are available for Education.

To learn how to use breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams for education watch the video below.

Microsoft Teams does not have Breakout rooms for the general public, yet. They are planning to introduce and announced in May 2020 that breakout rooms is a top priority feature.

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To view more information about the Breakout room functionality visit Microsoft Teams user feedback forum.

For a video and collaboration tool that offers Breakout room functionality visit our article: Zoom, Go-to-Meetings or Microsoft Teams and compare the different features and benefits of the top three tools.


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