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Microsoft Teams Co-organizer Meeting Role: Updated

Microsoft Teams Co-organizer Meeting Role: Updated

Microsoft Teams will soon allow co-organizers to help manage meetings. Co-organizers will have most of the capabilities of organizers, including the ability to manage meeting options.

While co-organizers will have more capabilities within meetings than general participants, there appear to be limits, for example co-organizers will not be able to manage breakout rooms.  Microsoft points out in their blog that this feature may arrive in the future.  If you need your co-organizer to have the ability to manage breakout rooms, a good workaround is to grant those users presenter permissions.

Organizers will be able to assign up to 10 people to be co-organizers. According to the Microsoft changelog, below lists the things those co-organizers will be able to do and not do.

Co-organizers can do the following:
  • Access and change meeting options
  • Bypass the lobby
  • Admit people from the lobby during a meeting
  • Lock the meeting
  • Present content
  • Change another participant’s meeting role
  • End the meeting for all
Co-organizers cannot do the following:
  • Create & manage breakout rooms
  • View & download attendance reports
  • Manage the meeting recording
  • Edit the meeting invitation
  • Remove or change the Organizer role
These changes will be rolling out early November 2021