MC748380 - Microsoft Teams: Pre-pin meeting apps for users


Microsoft Teams

Last Updated

Jul 10, 2024

Published Mar 20, 2024


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Microsoft Teams is updating app setup policies to allow admins to pre-pin and pre-install meeting apps for users, extending the functionality beyond personal apps and message extensions. The rollout timeline has been updated, with completion expected by mid-July 2024 worldwide and early August 2024 for GCC, GCC High, DoD. No action is required for preparation.

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Updated July 10, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams is now enhancing app setup policies, allowing admins to pre-pin and pre-install meeting apps for users. Earlier, the pre-pinning and pre-installation were limited to personal apps and message extensions. This update extends the functionality to meeting apps. Admins can set up policies to install and pin meeting apps to provide users quick and easy access to their necessary meeting tools within Microsoft Teams.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 131169

When this will happen: 

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out late June 2024 (previously mid-June) and expect to complete by mid-July 2024 (previously early July).

GCC, GCC High, DoD: We will begin rolling out late July 2024 (previously late June) and expect to complete by early August 2024 (previously late July).

How this will affect your organization:

This new feature enhances the customization of Microsoft Teams for users by highlighting the most important meeting apps for them. Admins can choose the meeting apps to pre- pin and pre-install, streamlining the user's experience, especially during meetings. The pinned apps will appear in the meeting app flyout and the meetings tabs next to chat.

What you need to do to prepare:

This feature update does not affect any existing policies or permissions. No specific actions are required. You can review the existing app setup policies and consider the meeting apps that could be beneficial to pre-pin and pre-install for your users. 

You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.