Create a custom team template in Microsoft Teams

Custom templates are not yet supported for EDU customers.

A custom team template is a predefined team structure with a set of channels, tabs, and apps. You can develop a template that helps you create the right collaboration space quickly. Your custom team template uses your preferred settings.

To get started:

  1. Log in to the Teams admin center.

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

  3. Click Add.

An image of the Team templates dialog with Add highlighted.

  1. In the Team templates section, select Create a brand new template.

  2. In the Template settings section, complete the following fields and then click Next:

    • Template name
    • Template short and long descriptions
    • Locale visibility

An image of the Team templates settings naming dialog.

  1. In the channels, tabs, and apps section, add any channels and apps that your team needs.

    1. In the Channels section, click 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. Click Apply when finished.

An image of the Team templates channels, tabs, and apps screen.

  1. Click Submit when completed.

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.