Office 365 - Disabling Teams meetings by default in Outlook

When creating an Outlook calendar even with at least one invitee, a Teams meeting option is added by default. This occurs whether you have added a Zoom meeting or selected a physical location. These instructions walk you through how to disable Teams meeting by default.

    1. Go to Pioneer Portal at  and log into Email (Office 365)
    2. If it does not open to your email, select Outlook
    3. Go to Settings (gear icon, upper right).
    4. Click "View all Outlook settings"

      screenshot showing Settings icon at top and "view" link at the bottom

  1. Select Calendar
  2. Select Events and invitations
  3. UNCHECK the box for "Add online meeting to all meetings"
  4. Save

    Screenshot displaying Calendar tab, Events tab, Add box, and Save button

NOTE: You may still opt to add a Teams meeting to your Outlook calendar event by toggling the "Teams meeting" switch from OFF (gray) to ON (blue).


If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.


Keywords:turn off web app settings   Doc ID:116309
Owner:Deb M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2022-01-26 14:53 CSTUpdated:2022-01-26 15:34 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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