Unable to add a tab to a meeting

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Hi all


I have a strange one that I hope someone may have seen before, or know how to resolve. 


When we create Teams meetings, we can normally go into the appointment in the calendar in teams and click the + button to add apps to the meeting (usually Forms to enable polling). 


This usually works absolutely fine, we don't need to be the organiser of the meeting or anything like that.  BUT... sometimes the + icon is not there at all for us to be able to add any apps (see screenshot below).  Does anyone know why this may be happening?  Thanks in advance






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@Neil_Patterson Hello, most likely the Team settings involved here (member permissions). You can only access these if you are an owner.




Thanks - I'll go back to my IT team as they're telling me they haven't changed anything :)

@Neil_Patterson Hello Neil, I'm going through some previous replies and just now realized that I gave you the wrong answer. As you're trying to add tabs to the meeting, but it doesn't work sometimes, it rather depends on if it's a normal meeting vs a channel meeting. Apps are not available in channel meetings, not yet at least.


So my apologies for the above post with the screenshot as it's not related to what you actually asked. Those are the specific team settings available (including apps and tabs though) but has nothing to do with meetings.

@Neil_Patterson. Hello Neil, I have the same problem in my tenant (but in my case I was never able to add a tab), even for non-channel meetings. Were you able to solve the problem ?
I also have this problem. I have reinstalled my Teams and reinstall the Teams from Microsoft website in case I missed an update. It's still happen. Anyone has the solution yet?
So you can't add a tab when setting up a non-channel meeting? (not supported in channel meetings). You need to send the invite, leave the scheduling dialog box and then re-enter the meeting to click the + sign (= add a tab).
Thanks! I see that now. Thanks for confirming it doesn't work in a channel meeting.
Thanks a lot!
My mistake was scheduling a meeting without participants. In this case, the + sign does not appear.

I've had the same issue also. It turns out the feature is not available for channel meetings and I was creating my meetings inside the relevant channel. This is quite a serious restriction... I voted on the uservoice to have Tabs in channel meetings enabled. Can I ask you guys to vote too? Thanks



Voted. Thanks for voting this.