Create a SharePoint space

You can build one or more SharePoint spaces on an a new or existing site. We recommend using communication sites because you have more screen real estate to work with, but it is also possible to build a SharePoint space in a team site. When you create a space, you choose options such as structure and background. Then add web parts for your 3D objects, 360° images, 360° videos, 2D images, and more.

Check out this video to learn how to create a space, or read the steps below.

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Create a space

  1. Go to the home page of the site where you want to build a space. If you don't already have a site you want to use, you can create a new one.

  2. Activate the spaces feature if it is not already activated:

    1. At the top left of the site, select Settings Gear shaped settings button  > Site information, and then select View all site settings.

    2. On the Site settings page, select Manage site features. Scroll down the page to Spaces, and then select Activate.

  3. On your site home page, select + New, and then select Space (Preview).

  4. Choose the type of space you’d like to create (you can change this later).

    Space UI

  5. Provide your space a Space name (required).

  6. Provide your space a Space description (optional).

  7. Select Create.

    Space name field

Next steps

Set up your environment

Add and use web parts in a space

Learn how to view and navigate a space

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