The Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms feature enables co-organizers to create, manage and move between Breakout Rooms like meeting organizers. We will be updating this feature for co-organizers to have the ability to:
- Create rooms
- Configure room settings, including appointing additional Breakout Room managers
- Assign participants
- Add/Remove rooms
- Open/Close rooms
- Send announcements
- Rename/Delete rooms
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 105014
Co-organizers can create, manage and move between Breakout Rooms like meeting Organizers.
When this will happen
Preview: We will begin rollout in early-December and expect to complete rollout by mid December.
Standard Release: We will begin rollout in mid-January and expect to complete rollout by end January.
Government Clouds: We will begin rolling out in early March and expect to complete rollout by mid-March.
How this will affect your organization
Users assigned as the co-organizer role in the main meeting will be able to create and manage Breakout Rooms on behalf of the organizer; they will also automatically be assigned the co-organizer role in Breakout Room meetings and will be able to access/modify meeting options for any Breakout Rooms too.
When rooms are opened, co-organizers will be treated like organizers with regards to the ability to join and move freely between Breakout Rooms.
Note: co-organizers won’t be able to pre-create Rooms and pre-assign participants ahead of meeting start. Breakout Room Creation/Management will only be possible during live meeting for co-organizers.
What you need to do to prepare
No preparation is needed. You may want to update your training materials indicating that the co-organizer role is now supported for managing Breakout Rooms.
Message ID: MC481829
Product(s): Microsoft Teams
Cloud instance(s): DoD, GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC High
Platform(s): Desktop, Mac