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Join a SimplyVideo call using Microsoft Teams

Please note, this article outlines how to join a SimplyVideo session from Microsoft Teams. It is not the same as using the SimplyVideo integration that allows you to bring wearable devices into your Teams calls.

This feature is only available if your Microsoft Teams/Skype for Business tenant is set to Open Federation with Others and not set to Closed.

Joining a SimplyVideo call from Microsoft Teams is an easy process, which is outlined in the video below.

Click on the SimplyVideo link that you have been sent to join the SimplyVideo call. This will look something link this -

This will open a link to the SimplyVideo welcome page for your call. On this page you need to look for the 'Other Ways to Join' button

Select option 2 - 'Join with Microsoft'

Select option 1 - 'Join with Teams'

Copy the call ID found in the box on the left hand side of the screen in the calling instructions

Open up your Microsoft Teams application and select the 'Calls' tab

Paste the copied call ID into the Teams search bar at the top of the page and select the external contact. This will bring up the calling options for that user. Select the camera icon in the top right of this page and this will start your call on SimplyVideo

Enjoy your call with someone on SimplyVideo! Just note that this call is limited to video and audio sharing only in Skype for Business mode.

Updated on: 14/01/2022