Turn on Teams in your organization

Important

The Microsoft Teams admin center is gradually replacing the Skype for Business admin center, and we're migrating Teams settings to it from the Microsoft 365 admin center. If a setting has been migrated, you'll see a notification and then be directed to the setting's location in the Teams admin center. For more information, see Manage Teams during the transition to the Teams admin center.

By default, Teams is turned on for all organizations. If you used Teams during the preview period, the setting stays the same as what you set during your Teams preview.

As an administrator for your organization, you can assign user licenses to control individual access to Teams, and you can allow or block what content sources can be used in Teams. See Manage Microsoft Teams settings for your organization or Admin settings for apps in Microsoft Teams for more information.

To learn more about managing individual licenses, read Microsoft Teams service description.

Turn Teams on or off for your entire organization

Tenant-level control for Teams was removed effective August 2018. Control access to Teams in your organization with user-level licensing. To learn more, see Manage user access to Teams.

The exception to this change is Microsoft Teams for Education (EDU). You can still manage Teams at the organization level if you have an EDU license. To do this, go to the Microsoft 365 admin center > Settings > Services and add-ins > Microsoft Teams. If you're using the new Teams admin center, you'll have to turn off Try the new admin center to find Services and add-ins.

Important

You may have to wait up to 24 hours for your changes to take effect.