Joining a Teams group


Joining Teams

Top tips

  • If you are the owner of a private team you can generate a code within ‘Manage team’ which you can share to multiple people i.e email to a distribution list rather than having to add them in individually
  • External guest can’t see what other teams are available in a tenancy – just the one(s) they are added to

Joining a public team

To find and join a specific public team click on Join or create a team at the bottom of the teams list in the Teams space.



  • If it is listed, click on the tile to join.
  • If it is not, type a specific team name in the search box at the top right and press Enter. Find the team you’re looking for and select Join team.


Joining a private team

Private teams aren’t visible and you can only join one if you have been provided with a code which acts as a password.  Enter the code in the ‘Join a team with a code’ space

Alternatively, you will need an owner to add you or a member to request for you to be added.

If a colleague adds you to a team you will be notified via email.

Request to add a colleague

To request someone be added to a team you’re already a member of:

  • Go to the team in your teams list and click on more options.



  • Click on Add members and type the name of one or more people
  • Select Send request.

Team owners will receive an alert that they have a pending request.


Last Reviewed Date 9/7/2020



Updated on 30/06/2022

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