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If you want to use the same data, channels, and settings from an existing team to create a new team, you can make a copy and then choose how your new team is organized and set up.


  • Your org can restrict who can create teams. If you can't create a team or need to turn off team creation, check with your IT admin.

  1. Choose Teams Teams icon on the left side of the app, then select Create and join teams and channels Planner add task icon at the top of your teams list.

  2. Select Create team Join or create a team.                  Screenshot showing options to create or join team

  3. Choose From another team. You'll see a list of teams that you are currently a member of.  Screenshot showing options to create a team from your existing teams

  4. Choose the team that you want to copy.

  5. Name your new team, add a description, edit the team privacy, and edit the team's data classification if your org has set this up. Use the checkboxes to choose which parts of the team that you want to copy: channels, tabs, settings, apps, and even members.

  6. When you’re done, select Create.

Note: After you create the new team, you’ll still need to configure the settings for apps and tabs.

What to do next

If you didn't choose to copy members from an existing team (step 5), don't forget to add members to your team.

Related links

Create a team from scratch

Create a team from an existing group

Create a team from a template

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