Now in public preview: Support for Co-organizer to Manage Breakout Rooms



The Microsoft Teams breakout rooms feature now enables co-organizers to create, manage and move between breakout rooms like meeting organizers. Co-organizers now can:

  • Create rooms
  • Configure room settings, including appointing additional breakout room managers
  • Assign participants
  • Add/remove rooms
  • Open/close rooms
  • Send announcements
  • Rename/delete rooms

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Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview channel.


How to enable

Users assigned as the co-organizers in the main meeting can create and manage breakout rooms on behalf of the organizer. They are also automatically assigned the co-organizer role in breakout room meetings and can access/modify meeting options for any breakout rooms.

When rooms are opened, co-organizers will be treated like organizers with regards to the ability to join and move freely between breakout rooms.


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, users need to be in Public Preview. Other users are not required to be in Public Preview.


Supported clients and platforms






Google Chrome



Microsoft Edge











Known issues



Known limitations

Co-organizers won't be able to pre-create rooms and pre-assign participants ahead of meeting start. Breakout rooms creation/management will only be possible during live meeting for co-organizers.


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,

Preview Team

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

2 Replies



Is it not possible to automatically assign a co organizer to manage/present in a breakout room so they don't have to assign themselves? 

@Jan_Steberl - is there a way to assign breakout room facilitators, and then randomly assign the rest of the participants?