Polling in Microsoft Teams - How to include External Users

I've been using the Polly function to create polls in the Teams chat. It works great for internal users.  We are hosting a meeting via Teams with external guests, but the poll function states:  "If this meeting contains any external guests they will not be able to respond to the poll due to a Microsoft Teams limitation." Is there a way to work around this? Or set-up Teams differently?

Hi Shannon Jaax,

The guest experience has limitations by design. Guest users only have some limited permission in Teams, this cannot be changed. Here is a table compares the Teams functionality available for an organization's team members and its guests:


To view more information about guest, here for your reference: What the guest experience is like.

To workaround this, we recommend you use Microsoft Forms to use the full features for external guest users. I understand that this may caused many inconveniences to you, to help us improve our function, you can submit your idea in Microsoft Teams UserVoice. Your suggestion is important for us.

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Last updated June 13, 2021 Views 4,370 Applies to: