BCC attendees for a Teams Meeting

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Occasional Visitor

I am interested in inviting a group to a TEAMS meeting, but would like to not have the attendees names/email addresses visible to eachother.

 

 

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If they join via a web browser they can write their own name, and then write something like "anonymous". But there is not way in a Teams meeting to hide names. There is an uservoice request for this, to allow the host hide names of participants.

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/39695143-make-it-possible-for-...

 

You could also host a Live Event in Teams, then you will only have a few presenters talking to viewers. Viewers can be anonymous but they will not be able to interact more than with a text based Q&A function.

 

 

 

 

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You can copy the meeting link and send it by email using BCC? It won't hide the names during the meeting (not sure if you can see email addresses during the meeting?)
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@David Gorman 

Thanks for sharing but there should be security concerns about copying meeting links. Does it mean that anyone with the link will be able to join the meeting? Remember Zoombombing? At least there is an option to password protect the meeting in Zoom. Am I missing something here? Teams is supposed to be more secured and that's why we migrated to Teams. Please advise. Thanks! :)

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@garyang If you want to you can activate a lobby for your meetings and only allow trusted users to join the meeting. But if you don't have a lobby activated for your meeting anyone with the meeting link will be able to join the meeting, but they need the meeting link. For zoom you could find scripts that scanned meeting IDs, that is harder do to with Teams meeting IDs since they are longer and not only digits.