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Teams Creation in Microsoft Teams

Teams Creation in Microsoft Teams

Creating a new team in Microsoft Teams is easy and can be done with just a few clicks.

However, please note that it depends on your organization‘s settings whether users are allowed to create new teams at all. To learn more about controlling the Teams creation process in Microsoft Teams, we recommend reading these blog posts:

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How to create a new team in Microsoft Teams

Time needed: 2 minutes

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create new teams in Microsoft Teams.

  1. Open Microsoft Teams

    Open Microsoft Teams on your computer, in the browser or your smartphone.

  2. Click “Join or create a team”

    At the bottom left, below the Teams list, click on the option to “Join or create a team”.

  3. Create a team

    Here you can either “Create a team” or “Join a team with a code”. In this case, click on “Create a team”.
    Join or create a team in Microsoft Teams.

  4. New team from scratch or from template

    Now you can choose whether to create the team from scratch, or based an existing group or team, or based on a template provided by Microsoft. If you base your new team on an existing one or a template, you will receive pre-set channels and apps.
    New team in Microsoft Teams: from scratch or from a template?

  5. Private or public team

    Select whether you want to create a new private or public team or even an org-wide team.
    New team in MS Teams: private or public?

  6. Enter details about the team

    Now you just need to enter the details for the new team: a name and a description. Make sure to use a name that gives other users a good impression of what kind of content they can find in your team.
    New team in Microsoft Teams: enter name and description

  7. Click “Create”

    Complete the teams creation process by clicking on “Create”.

  8. That’s it!

    It really is this easy – you have now created a new team!

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