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How to Set Up a Team with Microsoft Teams Groups?

Like the other Microsoft Apps, Microsoft Teams is also heavily reliant on other Microsoft applications and services. If you don’t have an account on these other applications or you are not subscribed to them, then using Microsoft Teams would not be as effective. Now for creating a team in Microsoft Teams, you have two options. You can either opt to create a team from scratch or create it from a group.

As mentioned above, Microsoft’s apps and services work together. So the “group” referred to here is a group that can be created in Microsoft 365. And to even use that for creating teams in Microsoft Teams, you will need to have a Microsoft 365 subscription that includes Microsoft Teams. You can then add people from these groups. Here in this article, we will look at how one can create a Microsoft Teams team. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

How to Set Up a Team with Microsoft Teams Groups?

How to create a team in Microsoft Teams?

If you are new to Microsoft Teams and you don’t even have a group in Microsoft 365 from where you can create teams, then follow the guide mentioned below.

Creating a Microsoft 365 group:

To create a Microsoft 365 group, you will first need access to the admin account. This process requires access to the Microsoft 365 admin center, and one can do that only with the admin account.

  • Launch your web browser, and using Microsoft 365’s admin account login credentials on Microsoft 365 page, open up the admin account.
  • Then go to the admin center.
  • On the left side of your window, you will see Groups. Expand it.
  • Now, click on “Active Groups” and then click on “Add a group.”
  • A panel will open up, asking you the type of group you want to create. Select Microsoft 365.
  • Give it a name and description of your choice.
  • Then add an owner for this group. You will need to add at least one owner, and that owner can only be added from existing users. We have described adding users in the next section. As the creator, you will become the owner of the group by default. But you can change it by adding others to this group and setting them as the owner.
  • Then you will see the option of setting up an email for this group. Do set it up.
  • Next, enable the “create a team for this group” option.
  • Finally, click on “Create Group”, and it will be successfully created.

Adding users to a Microsoft 365 group:

  • Open up the Microsoft admin center in your browser.
  • Expand “Users.”
  • Now, click on “Active Users” and then click on “Add a user.”
  • Select the “Single User” or “Multiple User” option depending on the number of users you want to add to your group.
  • Assign a license and role to the user you just added.
  • Click on “Finish Adding,” and you are done.

Adding members to a Microsoft 365 group:

  • Open up the Microsoft admin center in your browser.
  • On the left side of your window, you will see “Groups.” Expand it.
  • Now, click on “Active Groups.”
  • Select the group to which you want to add members.
  • Click on the “Members” tab.
  • Click on “View all and manage members.”
  • Then click on “Add Members.”
  • Enter the name of the user that you added to the group previously.
  • Click on “Save.”

Once you have the required members added to your group, you are now ready to create a Microsoft Teams team using all the members from your Microsoft 365 group.

Creating a Microsoft Teams team using Microsoft 365 group:

To create a Microsoft Teams team from a Microsoft 365 group, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open up Microsoft Teams in your browser and sign in using the admin account that you used to create the group in Microsoft 365.
  • Click on the “Teams” tab on the left side of the window.
  • Click on “Join or create a team.”

How to Set Up a Team with Microsoft Teams Groups?

  • Then click on “Create team” and choose “Create from…. group or team.”
  • Choose “Microsoft 365 group” on the next page and then select the group you created on Microsoft 365.

How to Set Up a Team with Microsoft Teams Groups?

A Microsoft Teams team will then be created, and all the members present in that group will be added to the team automatically.

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Creating a Microsoft team from scratch:

As mentioned in the beginning, there are two ways to create a Microsoft Teams team. And as a bonus, we will be giving you a guide on creating a team using the second method.

  • Open up Microsoft Teams in your browser and sign in using your login credentials.
  • Click on the “Teams” tab on the left side of the window.
  • Click on “Join or create a team.”
  • Then click on “Create team” and choose “Build a team from scratch.”
  • Then choose whether you want to make the team private, public or Org-wide. The org-wide option will allow anyone in your organization to join automatically.

  • Give the team a name and description of your choice.
  • Then click on “Create.”

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  • Next, you have invite people to join. If you want to add someone who is not in your organization, you can use their email address to send them an invite link directly. People added though email addresses will add on to the team as a guest.
  • Click on Add, and you are done.

As soon as these added users accept the invitation, they will be added to your team. Since you are the team’s creator, you are also the owner of the team by default. If you wish to give ownership to some other member, you can do so after they join the team. Being the owner does come with privileges, though. For example, only an owner can invite people who are not in the organization through emails, only an owner can create channels, and more.

You can use the same group to add more teams in the future too. So this all about setting up a Team with Microsoft Teams Groups. If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.

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