Allowing guests to start a meeting without the organizer present

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We run afterschool programs that rely heavily on volunteers. We have about two to three students in a group with each volunteer. Each group has been given their own link, however our program coordinator, who was the organizer of each group/teams meeting, has to go to every link to allow them into the meeting. We have clicked on the meeting preferences to allow everyone in without having to wait in the lobby, however unless the meeting organizer is present, they still have to sit in the lobby. Is there anyway to change that?

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Apart from setting "Automatically admit people" to Everyone, try toggling the "Let anonymous people start a meeting" setting.

@cyonce Hi, may I ask if some are dialing in? In that case the anon start setting should be toggled as mentioned above.

 

For more info https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/meeting-policies-in-teams#let-anonymous-people-start...

@Vasil Michev Thank you for your response! Where can I find the "Let anonymous people start a meeting" setting? It doesn't seem to appear in my meeting settings.