There may be some occasions where it is necessary to allow a meeting to take place between a group of people, without sharing the contact details of each participant with the rest of the group.
To ensure that attendees email addresses and other details, usually seen in an online meeting will remain unknown, you will need to arrange your Teams meeting in a different way.
How to arrange a Teams meeting with anonymous participants
- In the Outlook desktop app, go to New Items >Teams Meeting;
- Do not add any email addresses or invitees explicitly. Instead, copy the Click here to join meeting link by right-clicking on the link and selecting Copy Hyperlink;
- Send an email (not a calendar invite) with the meeting link pasted into the body of the email message, together with details such as the time and date in the email;
- Enter your participants' email addresses in the bcc field and send the email;
Note: if the BCC option is not showing, click Options > Bcc
- When the invitees click the meeting link in the email, they are presented with a welcome screen and are prompted to enter their name - they can even make up the name, it does not have to be real if they must be fully anonymous. They then wait in the 'meeting lobby' where the event organiser can admit them to the meeting.