How to Enable Media Bypass in Microsoft Teams: A Step-by-Step Guide

Microsoft Teams is a powerful communication tool that allows users to collaborate and communicate with ease. However, sometimes network conditions can cause audio and video quality to suffer. To alleviate this issue, Microsoft Teams offers a feature called Media Bypass, which allows audio and video traffic to bypass the Teams client and go directly to the media gateway.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to enable Media Bypass in Microsoft Teams:

Step 1: Log in to the Microsoft Teams admin center.

Step 2: Navigate to the “Teams settings” section and click on the “Calling” tab.

Step 3: Under the “Media Bypass” section, select the “Enable media bypass” option.

Step 4: Click on “Save” to save the changes.

Once Media Bypass is enabled, audio and video traffic will be directed to the media gateway, improving the quality of your calls.


Enabling Media Bypass in Microsoft Teams can greatly improve the audio and video quality of your calls. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily enable Media Bypass in the Teams admin center.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

Will Media Bypass work for all calls in Teams?

Media Bypass will only work for calls that are made through the Teams client, and not for calls made through the PSTN or external SIP clients.

Will Media Bypass impact the security of my calls?

Media Bypass does not affect the security of your calls as the media gateway is a secure platform.

Will Media Bypass work for all networks?

Media Bypass is most effective on networks with high latency or packet loss. It may not provide significant improvements on networks that are already high-performing.

Is Media Bypass only for audio and video calls?

Media Bypass is for audio and video traffic in the call, it does not affect other types of traffic such as chat, file sharing, etc.

Do I need to enable Media Bypass for each user?

No, Media Bypass is enabled at the organization level, and it applies to all users.

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