Thursday, May 4, 2017

Changing a Group/Teams icon in Office 365

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If you go out and create a new Microsoft Team you don’t get the opportunity to add a custom icon for that Team. Thus, you get a Team as shown above with just some letters and coloured background which is rather boring.

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However, when you create a Microsoft Team, you also get a SharePoint Team Site. Unfortunately, this also just has the same ‘standard’ icon by default.

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A Microsoft Team also creates an Office 365 Group which again has the same old ‘standard’ icon.

So how do you change the icon?

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Go to the very right of the Group menu and select the three dots (also called an ellipse). From the menu that appears select Edit Group.

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A panel will slide out from the right. Select the pencil icon on the image and upload you new icon.

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When the new images appears in the pane, select the Save option at the top of the panel, just above the image.

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You should see your Group icon update as shown above.

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You should also see the icon update in Outlook on the web (OWA) as shown above.

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The SharePoint Team Site icon should also update automatically

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and the Planner plan connected to the Group and Team.

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and finally into the Microsoft Teams app itself.

One icon to rule them all!