Add real-time chat, virtual meeting capabilities, and extended collaboration features to your SharePoint team site by adding Microsoft Teams. Team sites that are connected to a Microsoft 365 group in SharePoint can easily add Microsoft Teams. Team sites that are not already connected to a group will first need to connect to a Microsoft 365 group before they can be added to Microsoft Teams.
Alternatively, current Microsoft Teams users can enhance an existing Microsoft 365 Group with Teams functionality.
Connecting SharePoint team sites with Teams makes it easier to:
Communicate more effectively using real time chat, online calling, web conferencing, and screen sharing.
Ensures sensitive content is compliant, secure, and can be easily viewed on a mobile device.
Collaborate on files with built-in Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Help team members focus on the most important content by adding SharePoint resources as tabs to Teams.
Maintain team productivity by keeping conversations and shared resources all in one place.
Develop more opportunities to create social channels that build team culture and community.
This functionality will be introduced gradually, first to organizations with targeted release options selected in the Office 365 Admin Center. You may not see this feature, or it may look different than described.
Only team sites that are connected to a Microsoft 365 group can be connected to Microsoft Teams
You must be the Site owner of the team site to add Microsoft Teams
You must be the Site owner of the team site to add SharePoint resources as tabs in Team channels
SharePoint content that’s added to Teams channels can only be edited in SharePoint
Create a Microsoft Team from a SharePoint team site:
1. Navigate to a group-connected team site you own
2. Select Add real-time chat in the lower left corner of the home page of your team site.
Or you can find the Add real-time chat entry point in the “Next Steps” panel which is accessible from the top right section of your team site.
3. Select Add real-time chat to open a panel that walks site owners through a quick tour about the value of adding Microsoft Teams capability to their SharePoint sites.
4. Select Continue to view options to add SharePoint resources as tabs in Teams. Select SharePoint pages, news posts, lists, and document libraries to add to Microsoft Teams that enables your team to work in one place.
Note: Notice the default document library of the team site is pre-selected and cannot be un-selected. This library will be made available as part of the Files tab in the Teams channel. The home page of your site will also be pre-selected, but you can be un-selected. Select resources from the Recommended section to view of the most used resources in your team site.
5. Select Add Teams to create your new Team channel that contains the selected resources as tabs. Once your team is successfully created, Microsoft Teams will be launched automatically and takes you to your newly created Team channel.
6. Find the resources you selected as tabs in the General channel of your new team.
7. A link to the Teams channel now appears in the site navigation of your SharePoint team site.
Note: This functionality will be introduced gradually, first to organizations with targeted release options selected in the Office 365 Admin Center. You may not see this feature, or it may look different than described here.
Make sure you are working with a team site and not a communication site.
Ensure sure have “site owner” level permissions for the site in the Site permissions panel.
Make sure the team site is connected to a Microsoft 365 group. Connect the Microsoft 365 Group to your existing team site and then proceed to follow the steps above.
If your Microsoft 365 Group has a team already, add it to the site navigation.
What is a SharePoint team site?
Microsoft 365 Group to your existing team site
Add a SharePoint page or list to a channel in Teams
Overview of Teams, chats and channels
Collaborate on files in Microsoft Teams
Six things to know about chat in Microsoft Teams
Five things to know about apps in Microsoft Teams