Joining a Skype for Business Meeting from the Skype for Business Web App

If you’ve received a Skype for Business meeting invitation and do not have the Skype for Business application or an account, you can still join the meeting using the Skype for Business Web App!

The Skype for Business Web App opens automatically when you click on the “Join Skype Meeting” link. The Web App is a meeting only version of Skype for Business. 

  1. Click on the “Join Skype Meeting” link you received in your email.


  2. Click on the “Join Using Skype for Business Web App instead” link.


  3. At the Skype for Business Web App screen, follow step 1 by clicking on the “Skype for Business Web App plug-in” link to download and install the web app.

    1. The SkypeForBusinessPlugin.msi file will download to your computer.
    2. If the installation does not begin automatically, locate the SkypeForBusinessPlugin.msi file in your downloads folder and double-click on it to run the installation.
    3. Begin the installation process by selecting the Run button.
    4. The installation will display a status bar tracking the installation process. When the window closes, the software has been successfully installed.

  4. Once the Skype for Business Web App plug-in has been installed, select the Join the Meeting button.


  5. If the External Protocol Request pop-up displays, select the Launch Application button.


  6. At the Skype for Business Web App window, enter your name (as you'd like it to display in the meeting) into the field beneath "Guest, type your name below" and the select the Join the Meeting button.

    1. If you already have an Office 365 account, feel free to select the Sign in if you are an Office 365 user button.

  7. You will enter the meeting window as an active participant in the Skype for Business meeting.