Create a team template from an existing team in Microsoft Teams

This is a preview or early release feature.

Custom templates are not yet supported for EDU customers.

Microsoft Teams lets you create a template from an existing team that can be saved and modified to meet your particular organizational needs.

  1. Sign in to the Teams admin center.

  2. In the left navigation, expand Teams > Team templates.

  3. Select Add.

  4. Select Use an existing team as a template, and select Next.

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  1. Select a team to use as a starting point by selecting next to the team name, and then select Next.

An image of the list of teams with one team highlighted.

  1. In the Template settings section, complete the following fields and then select Next:

    • Template name
    • Template short and long descriptions
    • Locale visibility
  2. In the channels, tabs, and apps section, add any channels and apps that your team needs.

    1. In the Channels section, select Add.
    2. In the Add dialog, name the channel.
    3. Add a description.
    4. Decide if the channel should be shown by default.
    5. Search for an app name that you want to add to the channel.
    6. Select Apply when finished.
  3. Select Submit to save your changes.

Your new template is displayed in the Team templates list. The template can be used to create a team in Teams.


It can take up to 24 hours for teams users to see a custom template in the gallery.