Creating a Microsoft Team using PowerShell on an Existing Group

If you have a Microsoft 365 Group and you want to add a Microsoft Team to the Group, you can use the Microsoft Graph PowerShell to do so.

To get started, we need to install the Microsoft Graph PowerShell from the PowerShell Gallery. Note that this is a rather large set of modules and may take some time to install after downloading.

This particular method of connecting and creating a Team requires Global Administrator or the Teams Admin role as we are using Delegated permissions rather than Application permissions. You will need the ID of the Microsoft 365 Group. There are a variety of ways to get this, including from Graph PowerShell, SharePoint Online PowerShell, and so forth. You can also get it from Azure Active Directory UI.

Install-Module Microsoft.Graph -Scope CurrentUser #Remove CurrentUser if you want to install machine-wide
Connect-MgGraph -Scopes "Group.ReadWrite.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All"
#Complete Device login
$body =
  "memberSettings": {
    "allowCreateUpdateChannels": true,
    "allowDeleteChannels": true,
    "allowAddRemoveApps": true,
    "allowCreateUpdateRemoveTabs": true,
    "allowCreateUpdateRemoveConnectors": true
  "messagingSettings": {
    "allowUserEditMessages": true,
    "allowUserDeleteMessages": true,
    "allowOwnerDeleteMessages": true,
    "allowTeamMentions": true,
    "allowChannelMentions": true
  "funSettings": {
    "allowGiphy": true,
    "giphyContentRating": "strict",
    "allowStickersAndMemes": true,
    "allowCustomMemes": true
}' #define the options for the Team. See below for available options
Invoke-MgGraphRequest -Method PUT -Uri<M365GroupId>/team -ContentType "application/json" -Body $body #Create the Team

Once invoked, you should see a response similar to this:

Name                           Value
----                           -----
displayName                    Change Request
guestSettings                  {allowCreateUpdateChannels, allowDeleteChannels}
messagingSettings              {allowUserEditMessages, allowOwnerDeleteMessages, allowChannelMentions, allowUserDeleteMessages...}
@odata.context       $metadata#teams/$entity
memberSettings                 {allowDeleteChannels, allowCreatePrivateChannels, allowCreateUpdateChannels, allowCreateUpdateRemoveTabs...}
id                             057697b5-57f8-4f1d-8b87-7347faa91cf6
description                    Change Request
funSettings                    {allowCustomMemes, allowGiphy, allowStickersAndMemes, giphyContentRating}
isMembershipLimitedToOwners    False
internalId                     19:48a42ce16238439dbe1fb02ba8e8288d@thread.tacv2

And that’s it! To see the available Team options you can set in the $body variable, you can execute a GET request on the Team.

$team = Invoke-MgGraphRequest -Method GET -Uri
#and so on...

For additional information, see the Microsoft Graph documentation on Create a team from group API.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.