Now in public preview: Pre-assign channel members to Breakout Rooms



Breakout Rooms for channel meetings feature enables meeting organizers to efficiently pre-assign channel members to Breakout Rooms (both auto and manual) ahead of a channel meeting start.

Please note that meetings with Breakout Rooms are limited to 300 participants. If the channel contains more than 300 members, pre-assignment will not be available. Meeting organizers will have the ability to assign participants to Breakout Rooms during the meeting.




Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview channel.

How to enable

Meeting organizers can pre-assign channel members to Breakout Rooms of Channels Meetings by accessing the Breakout rooms tab in the Channel Meeting's meeting details and by clicking on Assign participants button.

Note 1: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.

Note 2: To be able to use this feature, meeting organizer needs to be in Public Preview. Other users are not required to be in Public Preview.


Supported clients and platforms






Google Chrome



Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer












Known issues



Known limitations

You can't create Breakout Rooms if there are more than 300 people in a meeting. Likewise, if you create Breakout Rooms before a meeting, you won't be able to invite more than 300 people. Channel members preassignment also only works for channels with up to 300 members.


Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Show preview features. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.  
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. Learn how at Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( 


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Thank you, @Jan_Steberl 

Preview Team




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One of the most requested feature in the Edu customers.

With Regards