M365 Changelog: Microsoft Teams: Increasing the org-wide team limit from 5,000 to 10,000

MC224732 – We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are pleased to increase the limit for org-wide teams in Microsoft Teams from 5,000 to 10,000 members.

Note: org-wide teams aren’t yet available for Teams for Education.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68692.

When this will happen:

We will begin rollout in mid-January (previously early December) and expect to be complete by end of February (previously end of January).

How this will affect your organization:

For organizations with 10,000 or fewer users, global admins will be able to easily create a public team that includes every user in the organization. Microsoft Teams will use Active Directory to keep membership current.

The limit of five org-wide teams per tenant is unchanged.

What you need to do to prepare:

After this rolls out to your tenant, if you don’t see the org-wide option when creating a team and you’re a global admin, you might have reached the five org-wide team limit or your organization might have more than the new size limit of 10,000 members.

Learn more about creating an org-wide team in Microsoft Teams.