Q&A in Teams, now rolling out into public preview.
Published Nov 02 2021 08:13 AM 24.1K Views

** Update on July 19, 2022: Teams Q&A is Generally Available. Please see https://aka.ms/QnAinTeams **


Today at Microsoft Ignite, we announced that the Q&A app for Teams meetings and webinars is now available for public preview. The Q&A app has been in private preview with many customers powering a range of meetings and webinars, and now - and thanks to their invaluable testing - we’re ready for more customers to use it and share their feedback on the experience.


Add Q&A to a Webinar or Meeting from the TeamsAdd Q&A to a Webinar or Meeting from the Teams


By including Q&A in any Teams Meeting or Webinar, event organizers add the ability for attendees to have a focused, structured conversation where they can ask questions and engage in the discussion with the rich social Q&A features that they know and love. 


There are two types of core experiences: Unmoderated and Moderated Q&A. 

  • Unmoderated Q&A enables all attendee questions to be immediately posted into the Q&A feed for your Webinar or Meeting. 
  • Moderated Q&A requires questions to be reviewed by the Organizer, before being published for attendees to view and comment on. 

Moderated Q&A: Organizers can choose to publish or dismiss attendee questions.Moderated Q&A: Organizers can choose to publish or dismiss attendee questions.


Attendee experience: 

All attendees - whether they are a part of your Microsoft 365 tenant, a federated Microsoft 365 tenant or a Guest user, get the same user experience in Q&A. They can ask questions, reply to questions, and post reactions from the Desktop, Web and Mobile Teams experience. 


What’s ahead: 

Stay tuned, we’ll be adding even more experiences to Q&A in 2022. Of course, we’re eager to hear from you on your experience with the Q&A app and hope to hear about the features you want us to build. Here are some highlights: 

  1. Meeting Delegate can add Q&A: Currently Q&A can only be added by the Meeting organizer in Teams. Soon, we’ll support Delegates (e.g., Corporate Comms, Exec Admin roles) to also add Q&A to meetings that they organized on behalf of others.
  2. Enable directly from Outlook and Teams Calendar: Easily set up Q&A at the time of your event creation in Outlook and Teams.
  3. Teams Meeting attendance report: See how attendees engaged in your event with Questions, Answers, Reactions and more through the attendance report and data export.
  4. Anyone can join: Users without Microsoft 365 credentials can join Teams Webinars and Meetings and use Q&A.
  5. Post a question anonymously: Attendees can choose to post a question into Q&A anonymously (configurable by the Organizer).
  6. Advanced Moderator tools: Ability for moderators to “spotlight a question”, mark answered live, enable GIFs, etc.

Thank you, 

The Q&A in Teams Team.  


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