Create a team from a template

In addition to creating new teams from scratch or from existing groups or teams, you can also create teams from templates.

Choose from a growing library of templates to help you set up a team quickly and easily with predefined channels, tabs, and apps that work together to support your new team. 


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

  • Creating teams from templates isn't currently supported for Government Cloud Community (GCC) customers.

Current templates include project management, event management, retail services, financial collaboration, government communications, healthcare, and more—with additional templates to come. Admins can also create custom templates for your organization.

How to create a new team from a template

  1. Choose Teams Teams button on the left side of the app, and then select Add people to team button Join or create a team at the bottom of your teams list.

  2. In Join or create a team, choose Create a team (first card, top-left corner).

    Join or create a team

  3. Under Select from a template, scroll down and then choose a template for your new team. For example, let’s say that you chose the Manage an event template.

    Create a team template page

  4. After you review the list of channels and apps that your new team will start with (you can customize or change these later), select Start at the bottom.

    Manage an event template for team creation

  5. Choose whether you want to create a Private or Public team. A private team limits content and conversation to a specific group of people.

    Public or private new team   

  6. Name your new team, add an optional description, customize (rename) the provided channels if you want to, and then select Create at the bottom. This will start the team creation process.

    New team details

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