Create Breakout Rooms in Teams Meetings

Breakout Rooms

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

To use the public preview breakout rooms in a Teams meeting, you must:

  • Be the meeting organizer of a new or existing Teams meeting.
  • Use the Teams new meeting experience to access the Breakout Rooms icon in meeting controls:
    Breakout Rooms icon

If you choose to use the breakout rooms, be aware that this is a public preview

While there are some issues under investigation, the breakout rooms will provide greater ease in creating and using rooms than what is available today.

Seeing issues with Breakout Rooms?

If you encounter any issues with the public preview of Breakout Rooms, please email