Jul 21 2020 06:51 AM
Jul 21 2020 06:51 AM
Once I "Meet Now" in teams, I can obtain the URL link to that meeting and save it. Then, even after I leave the meeting and close teams, the link is still good. That is, later I or someone else can click on that URL and it opens the meeting back up, in the same day, anyway.
The question: how do I determine if this ability to reuse a generated URL link a feature of teams that is likely to remain available, as opposed to a "side effect" of how it works right now that will stop working in a future release? (Also, does anyone know if "meet now" links expire, that is, will no longer work next week or next month?)
P.S.: I am aware of the security implications of this but it isn't an issue in this case, but the convenience of a permanent "meeting room"-- that is, a reusable link that the participants have and can bookmark and reuse-- is important.
Jul 21 2020 08:33 AMSolution
The expiration windows are documented here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/limits-specifications-teams#meeting-expiration
Feb 16 2021 03:49 AM
@Vasil Michev Hello
I was testing some really old links from last year - regular link with start/end time and they still work. Has expiration rule changed since this post? Many thanks
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Nov 18 2021 07:48 AM - edited Nov 18 2021 07:55 AM
@bevrobertsmentor should have mentioned you, edited to include your name.
OK, tested today with a group.
(1) Had four people join the meeting using the above link and we talked for 5 minutes.
(2) One of us disconnected, then reconnected again using the link, we remained joined to the same meeting. Then we all disconnected.
(3) Five minutes later a different person reopened the meeting-- he went under the Teams Chat Tab, selected the old (closed-- everyone vacated) meeting from the Chat stream, and clicked join from the right pane to restart the meeting:
The rest of us joined using the link from a browser. In any case the prior Chat stream was still intact... it was the same "meeting room". This demonstrated you can use the link, or the "Join" from the Teams chat stream to [re]start the meeting. (Need to figure out how to clear this occasionally...)
(4) Then we all disconnected again, and I restarted the meeting from the link. Now a fifth person, who hadn't ever been in a meeting using this link previously, joined using the link (meaning that the meeting remains open to everyone, it's not restricted to the prior group of joinees).
Of course there are security implications with this if you are talking about something confidential, but if you are OK with the possibility of a more open forum this works fine.
Nov 18 2021 02:17 PM
Nov 19 2021 06:13 AM
@bevrobertsmentor I’m afraid none of the test subjects were outside the organization. The links *should* keep working the same way whether inside or outside the organization, but I didn’t test that.
Regarding privacy, I don’t think there is a way to clear the chat stream— you can delete your own individual messages, but not those from others. So if you were reusing the link from different people they’d see the prior chats. You could turn off the chat but haven’t tested whether attendance and recordings would still show up in the chat stream, need to test that.