Get started with team templates in the Teams admin center

The ability to create custom templates is not yet supported for EDU customers.

Note

  • Private and shared channels are currently not supported in team templates. Private and shared channel creation is not included in template definitions.

  • Sensitivity labels are not supported in team templates in GCC environments. The sensitivity label option in the Create team from template flow will not be applied to the team.

Overview

A team template in Microsoft Teams is a definition of a team's structure designed around a business need or project. As an admin, you can use templates to easily deploy consistent teams across your organization. With templates, your users can quickly create rich collaboration spaces with predefined settings, channels, and apps.

You can manage team templates in the Microsoft Teams admin center or by using PowerShell. You can use the pre-built templates that we provide and you can also create your own custom templates. You can also apply template policies to control which templates are available to your users in Teams.

This article gives you an overview of working with team templates in the Teams admin center. You'll learn about the properties that are supported in templates, the pre-built templates that we provide, template size limits, how to create and manage templates, and more.

Note

Your users can create teams from pre-built or custom team templates in the Teams app. Developers can also programmatically create teams from pre-built or custom team templates using Microsoft Graph. To learn more, see Get started with team templates using Microsoft Graph.

Team template capabilities

Most properties in a team are included and supported by team templates. But there are a few properties and features that aren't currently supported. Here's a summary of what's included and what's not included in team templates.

Team properties supported by team templates Team properties not yet supported by team templates
Template type Team membership
Team name Team picture
Team description Channel settings
Team visibility (public or private) Connectors
Team settings (for example, member, guest, @ mentions) Files and content
Autofavorite channel
Installed app
Pinned tabs

Note

We'll be adding more template capabilities in future releases of Microsoft Teams, so check back for the most up-to-date information on supported properties.

Pre-built team templates in the Teams admin center

Here are the pre-built team templates that are available in the Teams admin center. Pre-built templates are templates that we created for specific industries. To view these templates, in the left navigation of the Teams admin center, go to Teams > Team templates.

You can duplicate pre-built templates but you can't edit them. If you want to change the properties in a pre-built template, you can create a new template from an existing one, and then add or remove the properties that you want. Keep in mind that certain properties in some templates can't be changed.

Note

An asterisk (*) indicates that the template is a Microsoft 365 connected template. When users create a team using the template, the connected SharePoint template is applied to the site and the team. SharePoint components such as pages, lists, and Power Platform integrations are automatically added and pinned as tabs to the General channel in the team. Users can edit these pages and lists right from within Teams.

To learn more about SharePoint templates, see Apply and customize SharePoint site templates.

Template type TemplateId Properties that come with this template
Manage a Project* com.microsoft.teams.template.ManageAProject Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Resources
  • Planning
Apps:
  • Approvals
  • Bulletins
  • Lists
    • Project tracker
    • Issue tracker
  • Milestones
  • OneNote
  • Power Automate
  • SharePoint Pages
    • Our site
  • Tasks by Planner and To Do
  • Wiki
Manage an Event* com.microsoft.teams.template.ManageAnEvent Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Budget
  • Content
  • Logistics
  • Planning
  • Marketing and PR
Apps:
  • Approvals
  • Bulletins
  • Employee ideas
  • Lists
    • Content scheduler
  • Milestones
  • OneNote
  • Power Automate
  • SharePoint Pages
    • Our site
    • About our event
  • Tasks by Planner and To Do
  • Wiki
Onboard Employees* com.microsoft.teams.template.OnboardEmployees Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Employee Chat
  • Training
Apps:
  • Bulletins
  • Employee ideas
  • Lists
    • Onboarding checklist
  • Milestones
  • Power Automate
  • SharePoint Pages
    • Get started
    • Training
  • Tasks by Planner and To Do
  • Viva Engage
  • Wiki
Adopt Office 365 com.microsoft.teams.template.AdoptOffice365 Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Champions Corner
  • Team Forms
  • Calendar
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Channel calendar
  • Milestones
  • Bulletins
Organize Help Desk* com.microsoft.teams.template.OrganizeHelpDesk Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • FAQ
Apps:
  • Issue reporting
  • Lists
    • Devices
    • Tickets
  • OneNote
  • Power Automate
  • SharePoint Pages
    • Our site
    • FAQs
  • Tasks by Planner and To Do
  • Wiki
Incident Response com.microsoft.teams.template.CoordinateIncidentResponse Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Logistics
  • Planning
  • Recovery
  • Urgent
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • SharePoint
  • Tasks
  • Approvals
  • Inspection
  • Power Automate
  • Bulletins
  • Milestones
Crisis Communications* com.microsoft.teams.template.CollaborateOnAGlobalCrisisOrEvent Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Executive Update
  • Planning
  • Logistics
Apps:
  • Approvals
  • Issue reporting
  • Lists
    • Content scheduler
    • Project plan
  • OneNote
  • Power Automate
  • SharePoint Pages
    • Our site
    • Latest update
  • Tasks by Planner and To Do
Manage a Store* com.microsoft.teams.template.retailStore Channels:
  • General
  • Shift Handoff
  • Store Readiness
  • Learning
Apps:
  • Approvals
  • Inspection
  • Lists
    • Inventory list
  • SharePoint Pages
    • Our store
  • Shifts
  • Tasks by Planner and To Do
  • Wiki
Bank Branch com.microsoft.teams.template.CollaborateWithinABankBranch Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Huddles
  • Customer meetings
  • Approvals Request
  • Coaching
  • Skills Development
  • Loan Processing
  • Customer Complaints
  • Kudos
  • Fun Stuff
  • Compliance
Apps:
  • Praise
  • Issue Reporter
  • Wiki
  • Calendar
  • Approvals
  • Bulletins
  • Ideas
Patient Care com.microsoft.teams.template.healthcareWard Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Huddles
  • Rounds
  • Staffing
  • Training
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Lists
  • Approvals
  • Bulletins
  • Inspection
Hospital com.microsoft.teams.template.healthcareHospital Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Compliance
  • Custodial
  • Human Resources
  • Pharmacy
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Lists
  • Tasks
  • Approvals
  • Shifts
  • Bulletins
  • Inspection
  • Ideas
Quality and Safety com.microsoft.teams.template.QualitySafety Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Leadership
  • Maintenance
  • Production Line 1
  • Production Line 2
  • Production Line 3
  • Health and Safety
  • Training
  • Fun Stuff
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Tasks
  • Issue Reporter
  • Inspection
Retail for Managers* com.microsoft.teams.template.retailManagerCollaboration Channels:
  • General
  • Operations
  • Learning
Apps:
  • Approvals
  • Inspection
  • SharePoint Pages
    • Our store
  • Tasks by Planner and To Do
  • Wiki
Manage Volunteers com.microsoft.teams.template.ManageVolunteers Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Reporting
  • Volunteer Management
  • Engagement Opportunities
  • Volunteer Onboarding
Apps:
  • Website
  • YouTube
  • Power BI
  • Power Apps
  • Tasks
  • SharePoint
  • OneNote

Team templates by category and industry

For more information about ways to use the pre-built templates in your industry, see:

Team template size limits

Templates are limited to a specific number of channels, tabs, and apps.

Note

You can add more channels, tabs, and apps to the team after it's created from a template.

Feature Limit
Channels per template 15
Tabs per channel in a template 20
Apps per template 50

For more information, see Limits and specifications of Teams.

Manage team templates

Manage team templates in the Teams admin center

View team templates

To view team templates, in the left navigation of the Teams admin center, go to Teams > Team templates. Select a template to see more details, including the channels and apps it contains.

Create your own team templates

You can create your own custom templates from scratch, from an existing team, and from an existing template. To learn more, see:

Apply team template policies

To control the templates that users see in Teams for creating teams, you can set templates policies and assign them to users and groups in your organization. To learn more, see Manage team templates in the Teams admin center.

Manage team templates using PowerShell

Use the following cmdlets to manage your templates in PowerShell.