Functions within a Teams meeting

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Teams Call Toolbar

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During a Teams meeting, the following toolbar should appear across the top of your call window. In order from left to right, the buttons are:

  • Show participants
  • Show conversation
  • Reactions
  • Breakout rooms
  • More actions
  • Camera
  • Microphone
  • Share content
  • Leave

The functions of the buttons are explained below.

Show Participants Button

Clicking the Show participants button will open the Participants panel on the right side of the meeting window. The Participants panel will show all participants currently in the meeting, whether each participant's microphone is muted or not, and others who have been invited to the meeting but have not yet joined. From the Participants panel, you can also invite additional participants to the meeting.


Show Conversation Button

Clicking the Show conversation button will open the Meeting chat panel on the right side of the meeting window. In the Meeting chat panel, you will see the name of the meeting, the time the meeting started, and any chat messages from meeting participants. Below the area to Type new message, you will notice a number of icons that allow you to:

  • Mark a chat message as urgent or important
  • Attach a file
  • Send an emoticon
  • Send a GIF
  • Send a sticker
  • Select other messaging extensions

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When the Reactions button is clicked, a horizontal menu of reactions can appear. From left to right, these reactions include:

  • Like
  • Heart
  • Applause
  • Laugh
  • Raise Hand

More Actions Menu

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Screen Sharing Options

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Leave Meeting Menu

Leave Meeting Options.png

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