Accessing and logging into Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams can be accessed through a browser, desktop app or mobile app. Each of these methods is described in this article.

To access Microsoft Teams using your University of Waterloo credentials, you must have an active Microsoft 365 (M365) account.

Please note that some features require a Microsoft Teams Premium license. For more information and how to request a Premium license, please see .

Using a browser

  1. Navigate to and log in to your M365 account using your 8-character UWaterloo username (e.g. and password

    You will be redirected to the main M365 page. Click on the App launcher waffle icon.


  2. Click on the Microsoft Teams icon

Using the desktop app

Microsoft Teams can be installed by selecting the Download for desktop option from this site

Once downloaded, you will be prompted to sign in with your 8-character UWaterloo username (e.g. and password.

Using the mobile app

The Teams app can be installed from the Google Play Store for Android devices and from the App Store for Apple devices. Teams can also be installed using Download for mobile option from this site .

To log in to the mobile app, use your 8-character UWaterloo username (e.g. and password.

Note: Some Microsoft Teams features have better functionality when used in the mobile version in comparison to the browser and desktop app (i.e. Shifts).


Need help?

Contact the IST Service Desk online or 519-888-4567 ext. 44357.

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