Create a team from an existing group

Create a team from an existing group

When you create a team from an existing Office 365 group, you'll automatically share the same group privacy (public or private) and members as the original group.

Note: Your organization can restrict who can create teams. If you can't create a team or need to turn off team creation, check with your IT admin.

  • First click Teams  on the left side of the app, then click Join or create a team  at the bottom of your teams list.
  • Then click Create team  (first card, top left corner).
  • From here, select Create from…, and choose Office 365 group.You’ll be presented with a list of groups that you currently own, don't already have a team associated, and have less than 5000 members
  • Select your desired group, and a team with the same name will create automatically. The team will share the same group privacy (public or private) and members as the original group.

Notes: 

 

  • This option is not available for groups that have more than 5000 members or have already been used to create another team.

  • Groups created through Yammer cannot be converted to a team.