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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.


  • 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 a group and then choose from the available Microsoft 365 groups.
    You’ll see a list of groups that you currently own, don't already have a team associated, and have less than 10,000 members.                                                                       

  4. Select a 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.Screenshot showing how to create a team from available Microsoft 365 groups


  • This option is not available for groups that have more than 10,000 members or that were already used to create another team.

  • Groups associated with Viva Engage communities can't be converted to a team.

What to do next 

As the creator of the team, you're the owner. Invite people to your team and manage team settings and permissions. For more info about roles and permissions, see Team owner, member, or guest capabilities in Teams.

Related links

Create a team from scratch

Create a team from an existing team

Create a team from a template

Create a group in Outlook

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