Microsoft Teams Live Events: How to Enable When “Public” is Grayed Out

Live events have become very popular but are usually featured on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc. Offered. You’ll find a few services that allow you to host live events outside of social media apps and platforms, and Microsoft Teams is one of them.

Microsoft Teams Live Events is not available

Live Events in Microsoft Teams is a new feature. In fact, it’s still in the preview phase, which means you will not see it anywhere in the app’s UI. Users must log in to use Live Events.
Microsoft Teams Live Events is not available

Enable Microsoft Teams Preview Features

Live events are only visible once preview features are enabled.

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams Desktop Program.
  2. Click on your profile at the right top.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. On the General tab, activate the “Turn on new meeting experiences”.
  5. Quit Microsoft Teams and all other Microsoft 365 programs which is open.
  6. Open Microsoft Teams, and the live event feature will be active.

2. Activate the live events policy

Some Microsoft Teams features are governed by user or organization-wide policies. What this means is that a feature is not available unless it is enabled for your organization. This applies to Live Events.

  1. Visit the Microsoft Teams Management Center.
  2. Log in with an admin account.
  3. In the left column, Expand meetings.
  4. Select Meeting Policy.
  5. In the window on the right you will see a few different policies for meetings. Select Global Policy.
  6. In the policy settings, activate the following;
    • Allows scheduling of channel meetings
    • Allow Measure now in channels
    • Allow IP video
    • Set the screen sharing mode to full screen
  7. Click Save.

  1. In the left column, go to Live Events Policy.
  2. Select Global Policy.
  3. Enable the ‘Allow scheduling’ option.
  4. Click Save.
  5. On your desk, sign out of Microsoft Teams.
  6. Quit Microsoft Teams.
  7. Reopen the app and log in.


Microsoft Teams is available to users with the E1, E3, or E5 license. In some cases there may be geographical restrictions. Contact support if you suspect this is the case.

If all goes well, you can create a live event on the Calendar tab.

Click the menu next to ‘New Meeting’ and select ‘Live Event’. Go ahead and set up the event.

Remember that users from outside the organization may not be able to participate in the event, even if they have the link. To allow outsiders to join a live event, you must enable it in the meeting’s policies.

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