Create a team from an existing group

Create a team from an existing group

When you create a team from an existing Microsoft 365 group, you'll automatically share the same group privacy (public or private) and members as the original group.

Note: Your organization 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. First click Teams Teams button on the left side of the app, then click Join or create a team Add people to team button at the bottom of your teams list.

  2. Then click Create team Add people to team button (first card, top left corner).

  3. From here, select Create from…, and choose Microsoft 365 group.

    You’ll be presented with a list of groups that you currently own, don't already have a team associated, and have less than 5000 members.

  4. Select your desired group, and a team with the same name will be created automatically. The team will share the same group privacy (public or private) and members as the original group.

Create a team from an existing group in Microsoft Teams

Notes: 

  • This option is not available for groups that have more than 5000 members or have already been used to create another team.

  • Groups created through Yammer can't be converted to a team.

What to do next 

As the creator of the team, you are the owner. Invite people to your team and manage team settings and permissions. For a deeper look at roles and permissions, see Team owner, member, or guest capabilities in Teams.

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