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Starting a Chat or Call

Starting a Chat or Call


To take part in a Teams meeting, you need a valid e-mail address that you have access to.

If you want to create a Teams group or invite other participants to this group, you need an Office 365 account with a valid license "Office 365 A1 for Faculty".

As an employee of the RWTH, you can create this account free of charge. For this purpose, please follow the guide on this page.


It is possible to start a chat or a call with one or more participants anytime without creating a team. You can see an overview of your chats if you click on the "New chat" icon by the Microsoft Teams logo.

Use a name, e-mail, group or day to search and add participants. With the help of three buttons on the top right, you can start a group chat by clicking on "Show and add participants" as well as start audio and video calls with the chat participants.

To start a new call, click on the icon "Calls" and on the button "Make a call".

The field "Enter names" allows you to add one or more participants and start an audio or video call.

last changed on 03/27/2023

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