The More the Merrier | Microsoft increases max members, meetings, & more!

Microsoft increases max channels, meetings, and more for Microsoft Teams.

It’s no secret that Microsoft Teams is enterprise software, but limitations have certainly created a barrier to adoption for some large organizations. Microsoft has been gradually increasing limitations over the years and recently increased / announced they will increase several important limits. Here’s the lowdown…


Teams Membership limit will increase to 25,000 in 2021 

Microsoft will increase teams membership limits from a previous limit of 10,000. Note: Teams in GCC can only accommodate 5,000 members and teams in GCCH/DoD can only accommodate 2,500 members currently. User Voice lists this feature in development as of December of 2020. We expect to see the limit hit 25k in early 2021. 


Teams org-wide team limit doubles to 10,000 

Microsoft plans to roll out an increased org-wide size limit from 5,000 to 10,000 members by the end of December this year.   


Channel limits remain steady at 200 and 30 for private channels 

UserVoice still currently holds 814 votes for this request. Microsoft did increase the channel limit from 100 to 200 back in 2018, but people seem to still be clambering for more and the last official comment from Microsoft was 2 years ago.  

Teams meeting limits increased substantially earlier this year, reaching 350 currently 

This feature update will allow 1000 participants to participate in the meeting chat to be released according to the roadmap January 2021. We have seen the limit hit quite often in community calls, we are excited to see Microsoft increase limitations to 1000. 


Teams Live Events Temporary Limit Increases 

And to address the current influx of remote work, Microsoft has extended their temporary limit increases for Live Events through January 1, 2021.  However, after January 1, 2021, customers who need these limit increases will be required to purchase the Advanced Communications add-on. 

For a full list of limits and specifications for Microsoft Teams check out their documentation. If you wish to see increases in a specific area, be sure to make your voice heard on user voice  

Is your organization looking to optimize your Microsoft Teams investment, or are you just not sure where to even start? Have no fear! One of our Microsoft Teams specialists would love to chat with you today no matter where you are on your Teams journey

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