Why do I not see the breakout rooms controls in a Teams meeting where I'm the organizer?

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I scheduled this meeting using my personal account but when I join the meeting I cannot see the Breakout Rooms icon in the task bar. I asked others to join the meeting thinking the breakout rooms capability is triggered only when more than one person is present, but that made no difference. I'd appreciate any advice you might be able to give. Thanks!

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Hello, sorry but breakout rooms are not included in Teams for personal use. You would have to use at least a Teams free org. for that.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/welcome-to-microsoft-teams-free-6d79a648-6913-4696-9237-e...

@ChristianJBergstrom Thank you for such a prompt reply. I wondered about that (although could not find any documentation to support that. Do you know if upgrading a personal free account to a paid account would then permit already scheduled meetings to run with breakout rooms? Thanks!

Well, at least you cleared that up and I will stop looking! Many thanks!