Manage the free version of Microsoft Teams
In the classic free version of Microsoft Teams, the first person who signs up in your organization has a limited admin role. The person who has this limited role can add and remove team members and specify whether anyone can invite additional members, but this user has no advanced administrative capabilities and no access to the Microsoft Teams admin center. To learn more, read Invite people to Teams Free (classic).
To get the full set of Teams features, including enhanced administration, you'll need to upgrade to the full version of Teams by purchasing an appropriate Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription plan for your users.
To find out more about Teams versions and their capabilities, see Compare Teams plans.
- For a quick summary of the differences between Teams and Teams Free (classic), see Differences between Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Teams Free (classic).
- For more information about upgrading to the full version of Teams, see Upgrade from Teams Free (classic) to Teams and Upgrade Microsoft Teams Free (classic) to subscription version.
- To get started with additional admin tasks associated with upgrading users, including adding user licenses, changing user names, and assigning temporary passwords, see For admins upgrading from Teams Free (classic) to a paid subscription.
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