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 channels and sensitivity labels are currently not supported in team templates. Private channel creation is not included in template definitions. The sensitivity label option in 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 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.

Template type TemplateId Properties that come with this template
Adopt Office 365 com.microsoft.teams.template.AdoptOffice365 Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Champions corner
  • Team forms
  • Calendar
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Channel calendar
  • Milestones
  • Bulletins
Manage a project com.microsoft.teams.template.ManageAProject Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Resources
  • Planning
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • OneNote
  • Tasks
  • Lists
  • Power Automate
Manage an event com.microsoft.teams.template.ManageAnEvent Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Budget
  • Content
  • Logistics
  • Planning
  • Marketing and PR
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Website
  • YouTube
  • Tasks
  • OneNote
  • Employee ideas
  • Issue Reporter
  • Power Automate
  • Bulletins
  • Milestones
Onboard employees com.microsoft.teams.template.OnboardEmployees Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Employee chat
  • Training
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Communities
  • Tasks
  • Employee ideas
  • Power Automate
  • Bulletins
  • Milestones
Organize help desk com.microsoft.teams.template.OrganizeHelpDesk Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • FAQ
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • OneNote
  • Tasks
  • Praise
  • Issue Reporter
  • Power Automate
  • Bulletins
Patient care com.microsoft.teams.template.healthcareWard Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Huddles
  • Rounds
  • Staffing
  • Training
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Lists 
  • Approvals
  • Bulletins
  • Inspection
Crisis communication com.microsoft.teams.template.CollaborateOnAGlobalCrisisOrEvent Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • World news
  • Internal comms
  • External comms
  • Approvals request
  • Customer escalations
  • Executive update
  • Planning
  • Logistics
Apps:
  • Website
  • Tasks
  • Issue Reporter
  • Approvals
  • Bulletins
  • OneNote
  • Power Automate
  • SharePoint
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
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
Hospital com.microsoft.teams.template.healthcareHospital Channels:
  • General
  • Announcements
  • Compliance
  • Custodial
  • Human resources
  • Pharmacy
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Lists
  • Tasks
  • Approvals
  • Shifts
  • Bulletins
  • Inspection
  • Ideas
Organize a store com.microsoft.teams.template.retailStore Channels:
  • General
  • Shift handoff
  • Store readiness
  • Learning
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Tasks
  • Shifts
  • Inspection
Retail for managers com.microsoft.teams.template.retailManagerCollaboration Channels:
  • General
  • Operations
  • Learning
Apps:
  • Wiki
  • Tasks
  • Inspection
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
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

¹App added to the channel as a tab.

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.