Teams – A new meeting policy setting is available to control dial-in user to bypass the lobby

A new setting is becoming available for Teams meeting policies to control how dial-in users are handled when joining the meeting.

With this new setting, dial-in users are bypassing the lobby by default.

You can control it by editing the Allow dial-in users to bypass the lobby setting in the meeting policy from the portal


or by using the Teams PowerShell module by turning on or off the AllowPSTNUsersToBypassLobby parameter

NOTE the meeting policy CMDlet’s are available with the Skype for Business PowerShell module (available here

Import-Module SkypeOnlineConnector

$sfbSession = New-CsOnlineSession

Import-PSSession $sfbSession

Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy –Identity <Teams Meeting Policy> –AllowPSTNUsersToBypassLobby $true or $false

Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies