Create Breakout Rooms in Teams Meetings

Breakout Rooms

Breakout rooms allow a meeting organizer to split your attendees into multiple online rooms for discussion and collaboration in Microsoft Teams.

To use breakout rooms in a Teams meeting, you must be the meeting organizer of a new or existing Teams meeting.

New Breakout Rooms Features

The new Breakout Rooms Timer automatically moves members back to main room. A meeting organizer can set the timer in Breakout Rooms by following these steps:
1A) Select three-dots icon to reveal the drop-down menu.
1B) From the drop-down menu, select Rooms settings.
2C) Turn on the "Set a time limit" toggle.
2D) Choose a time limit in minutes from the drop-down menu.

Timer for Breakout Rooms

Also, members will stay assigned to Breakout Rooms for all subsequent sessions of that meeting or reoccurring meetings.

Seeing issues with Breakout Rooms?

If you encounter any issues with Breakout Rooms, please contact the IT Services Help Desk.