Create and delete Microsoft Copilot Studio bots


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To help get you started and tailor the bot to your specific needs, Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create a bot using built-in content building blocks containing topics, trigger phrases, and pre-authored bot conversations.


You can only see bots in the version of Microsoft Copilot Studio where you created them.

This means if you create a bot with the Microsoft Copilot Studio app in Microsoft Teams, you will not see the bot in the web app of Microsoft Copilot Studio at


New bots are configured with "No authentication" and without web channel security, and can be accessed by anyone with a link to it. Ensure you have the right authentication, access, and security configurations set for your particular usage.

Create a bot


If this is your first time creating a bot in Microsoft Copilot Studio, please see Create your first bot

  1. Go to the Microsoft Copilot Studio home page.

  2. In the navigation menu select Create. You can also select Home then select Create a bot.

  3. Choose the type of bot you want to create:

    • Use Build for production to create production bots that are intended to be deployed to your customers.

    • Use Try the unified canvas (preview) to test out the new authoring features in preview. These preview bots are supported in English only and aren't recommended for deploying for customer use.


    If you choose to create a preview bot, please refer to the preview documentation.

  4. For Name your bot, enter a name for your bot.

  5. For What language will your bot speak, select the language you want your bot to speak.

  6. Select Create.

Delete a bot

You can delete bots to remove them from your environment.

  1. Go to the Microsoft Copilot Studio home page.

  2. In the navigation menu, select Chatbots. Select the bot you want to delete, then select Delete.

    General settings.

  3. You'll be asked to confirm the deletion of the bot by typing the bot's name. Once you confirm, all bot content will be deleted after a few minutes.

If your license has expired, you can delete your bot(s) by selecting Permanently delete your bots.

Known issues with creating a bot

When you are creating your bot, you might encounter the following issues.

Insufficient permissions for the selected environment

In this case, you see this error: "You do not have permissions to any environments. Please get access from an administrator."

You will need to create a new environment. Use that environment to create your bot.