Get started with team templates in the Teams admin center
The ability to create custom templates is not yet supported for EDU customers.
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.
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.
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|
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||
|Manage a project||
|Manage an event||
|Organize help desk||
|Organize a store||
|Retail for managers||
|Quality and safety||
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:
- Financial team templates
- General team templates
- Government team templates
- Healthcare team templates
- Manufacturing team templates
- Nonprofit team templates
- Retail team templates
Team template size limits
Templates are limited to a specific number of channels, tabs, and apps.
You can add more channels, tabs, and apps to the team after it's created from a template.
|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:
- Create a custom team template
- Create a template from an existing team
- Create a team template from an existing team template
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.