Adding a team to an existing SharePoint Online Team Site


How do I add a Microsoft Teams team to a SharePoint team site that already exists? 


SharePoint team Sites are internal websites that can be used to collaborate with your colleagues in Office 365. Similarly, teams within Microsoft Teams are collaborative groups that you can use to collaborate with your colleagues in Office 365, with additional instant messaging and videoconferencing capabilities.

If you have a previously created SharePoint team site and would like to enhance the collaboration features of the group by linking your team site to a Microsoft Teams team, you can do so by following the instructions below. 

Note: You need to be the owner of a SharePoint site and/or a Microsoft 365 Group to proceed.
  1. Open the Microsoft Teams app. 
  2. In Teams, select the Teams button 
  3. Near the top-right corner of the screen, click the +Join or Create Team button, then select Create Team from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select a Teams template of Class, Professional Learning Community, Staff, or Other, then click Use this template at the bottom of the dialog box.
  5. Select From group on the left side of the screen.
  6. A list of the SharePoint team sites you have access to will appear in a menu. Select the one you want to have linked to a Microsoft Teams team, and then select Choose team.

A Microsoft Teams team will be created that is linked to its corresponding team site. All members of the team site will now have access to the Microsoft Teams team. 

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