If you're a team owner, you can add someone to a team. If you're not a team owner, you can submit a request and the team owner can then accept or deny it.

This topic is about adding members who are already a part of your team's org. If you want to add someone who's not a part of your org, see Add guests to a team.

Add members to a team

For the latest limit on team sizes, see Limits and specifications for Microsoft Teams.

Note: If you're a global admin, consider creating an org-wide team that automatically adds everyone in your organization.

  1. If you're a team owner, go to the team name in the teams list and click More options More options button > Add member.

    Add members to a team

  2. Start by typing a name, distribution list, security group, or a Microsoft 365 group. You can also add people outside your org as guests by typing their email addresses.

  3. When you're done adding members, select Add. You can make someone a team owner by selecting the down arrow next to Member. A team can have multiple owners. For more about roles and permissions, see Team owner and member capabilities in Teams.

  4. Select Close. People that you add to a team will receive an email letting them know they are now a member and the team will appear in their teams list.

Related links

Create a channel
Accept or deny requests to join a team
Add guests to a team
Create an org-wide team
Team owner, member, and guest capabilities in Teams

If you're a team owner, you can add a team member to a team. If you're not a team owner, you can submit a request and the team owner can accept or deny it.

To add members to a team:

As a team owner, tap Teams Teams button and go to the team name. Tap More options More options button> Add members. Then type the person's name.

If you want to add multiple people to an existing team, go to the desktop or web app.

A team can hold up to 5000 people.

If you're a team owner, you can add a team member to a team. If you're not a team owner, you can submit a request and the team owner can accept or deny it.

To add members to a team:

As a team owner, tap Teams Teams button and go to the team name. Tap More options More options button > Manage members. Choose Add member  Add people button and type the person's name.

If you want to add multiple people to an existing team, go to the desktop or web app.

A team can hold up to 5000 people.

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