Get Microsoft Teams for free

That’s right, free. As in $0. Work together with features like chat, file sharing, and video calling.

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Start using Teams today

Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace– letting you work from anywhere and making it easy for your team to chat, collaborate on files, and work with favorite apps.

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Create a team

Sign up, create a team name and description, and decide who you want in the group.

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Invite your crew

Ask people to join your team and welcome them with an @mention and Giphy in the General channel.

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Pick a project

Choose a project to work on together. Share files and use team conversations to track feedback.

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Connect on the go

Download the app for your phone. Start video calls to connect face-to-face from coast-to-coast.

Compare Teams plans

Partially includedIncluded
Chat based collaboration
Unlimited messages and search
Guest access
300 maximum users

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Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote in Teams
Exchange email hosting and custom email domain
OneDrive, SharePoint, Planner, Yammer, and more Office 365 services
140+ integrated apps and services
File storage
1:1 and group online audio and video calls
Channel meetings
Screen sharing
Scheduled meetings
Meeting recording— available with Microsoft Stream
Audio conferencing
Availability in more than 150 markets and 44 languages
Security & Compliance
Region-based data residency
Data encryption at rest and in transit
Enforced multi-factor authentication for all users
Single sign-on to all business apps and services
Advanced auditing and reporting
Administration & Support
24/7 phone and web support
Admin tools for managing users and apps
Usage reporting for Office 365 services
99.9% financially-backed SLA uptime
Configurable user settings and policies
2 GB/user and 10 GB of shared storage

Microsoft Teams free

Plus applicable tax
Plus a web version of Outlook
1 TB/user

Office 365 Business Essentials

Plus applicable tax
Plus applicable tax
Plus desktop versions
Plus web and desktop versions of Outlook
1 TB/user
Available as add-ons

Office 365 Business Premium

Plus applicable tax
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Download Teams for your desktop

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Desktop (Windows 10 S)

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Desktop (Mac OS X 10.10+)

Get the Teams mobile app

Get the Microsoft Teams app at the iTunes store
Get the Microsoft Teams app at the Google Play store

Learn more about Microsoft Teams

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Get started with Teams (free)

You’ve created a team! Here are videos and resources to get you started and using Teams (free)!

Video tutorials

Watch some quick videos on frequently asked questions for Teams.

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Tips & tricks

Get the latest tips and tricks for getting started with Teams.


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Yes! The free version of Teams includes the following for up to 300 people.

  • Unlimited chat messages and search
  • Built-in audio and video calling for individuals, group, and full team meetups
  • 10GB of team file storage plus additional 2GB per person for personal storage
  • Integrated real-time content creation with Office Online, including built in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
  • Unlimited app integrations with 140+ business apps to choose from, including Adobe, Evernote, and Trello
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with anyone inside or outside your organization, backed by Microsoft’s secure, global infrastructure

No - your account will not expire.

Several Teams features are only available in the paid version in Office 365. The full-featured, paid version of Teams includes:

  • Additional storage, with plans starting at 1TB file storage per user
  • Rich, file collaboration in the Office desktop apps
  • Meeting scheduling and intelligent video capabilities
  • Additional 1st & 3rd party app integrations
  • Advanced IT controls
  • Enterprise-level security and compliance

Compare Office 365 paid plans.

The individual who created the tenant (i.e. the person who signed up for the free version of Teams) can upgrade directly from the Teams free product by clicking on your profile in the top left hand corner. When you upgrade from the free version of Microsoft Teams, the subscription also unlocks the full set of Teams capabilities, including scheduled meetings, calendar, 1 TB of file storage, and advanced administration features.

Yes. Customers who purchase Office 365 Business Premium or Business Essentials directly from the free version of Teams will not lose any data. Customers needing to purchase Office 365 enterprise plans can work with some of our trusted partners to migrate their data to their new paid plan

Any person with any corporate or consumer email address can sign up for Teams today. People who don’t already have a paid Office 365 commercial subscription will have access to the free version of Teams. If an existing Office 365 commercial customer tried to sign up for free, they will be routed into a managed experience for their existing tenant. Existing customers who don’t have a Teams license as part of their Office 365 or Microsoft plan will soon be eligible for a 1 year free trial.

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