Get started with ArcGIS for Teams

You can use ArcGIS for Teams to bring maps and location intelligence into Microsoft Teams.

With ArcGIS for Teams embedded in Microsoft Teams, you can quickly and seamlessly share an interactive ArcGIS map in a channel or meeting. ArcGIS for Teams can be used to search for and share publicly available ArcGIS Online content. When you sign in to an ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise account, you can search for your own or your organization's private content, including maps, scenes, layers, and more.

Use the Live Share collaboration feature in ArcGIS for Teams to review spatial content during meetings and calls. Participants can independently explore a shared map, change presenters, and interact with a comprehensive library of publicly available ArcGIS location data.


You can install ArcGIS for Teams directly from the Microsoft AppSource to a personal (private) scope to explore ArcGIS features on your own, or you can install ArcGIS for Teams to a chat, channel, or meeting, provided that you have the necessary channel member privileges.

Sign in to or out of ArcGIS

Use ArcGIS for Teams to search for public ArcGIS content anonymously or sign in to your ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise account to access private spatial and location data from your organization and from ArcGIS.

Users who sign in have access to more ArcGIS content than guest users, as shown in the following table.

Guest userArcGIS account
  • ArcGIS Online—Publicly available ArcGIS content only
  • ArcGIS Online—Publicly available and privately licensed, premium content
  • My Content—Your saved public and private content
  • My Organization—Licensed content shared across your organization, including content created by organization members for sharing with the organization
  • My Group—Content created for and by members of your group within your organization

To sign in to your ArcGIS account, click Search from any location where you have installed ArcGIS for Teams.

Welcome to ArcGIS for Teams chat message

You are prompted to sign in. Follow the sign in steps for your user account type.

To sign out, the next time you initiate a search, at the sign-in step, click Switch account.

ArcGIS for Teams sign in prompt - Switch account

You are returned to the initial sign-in prompt to enter new user credentials or select Continue as guest. Signing out of ArcGIS for Teams does not sign you out from other Esri or ArcGIS-related apps in your web browser.

ArcGIS for Teams - Sign in to ArcGIS or continue as a guest prompt

View items

ArcGIS maps, scenes, files, layers, and compatible apps typically open on the Viewer tab of the ArcGIS for Teams installation. You can also click Open in browser to open applicable items in your default web browser instead of Microsoft Teams.


To view map and other graphic content in ArcGIS for Teams, you may need to turn off Disable GPU hardware acceleration in your Microsoft Teams settings.