How to identify the owners of a Teams group

  • Last update on October 4th, 2023

Knowing who owns any Teams group is a key part of Teams administration. In this article, we'll explore different ways to find out who the owners of a Teams group are.

1. Using Teams Admin Center

  • Find the team you're interested in from the available list, and then click on its name.

  • This will display the Teams group and its members. By sorting the “Role” column, you can easily see who the owners are.

2. Using Azure Portal

  • Go to Azure Portal
  • Select “Azure Active Directory” and then “Groups” 
  • Look up the Teams groups for which you want to find out the owners.

  • Click on the Group name, then select “Owners” from the left menu.

  • This will display the list of all the group owners.

3. Using PowerShell

Ensure that you have the Teams PowerShell module installed. For more information, refer to the Teams PowerShell install guide. 
Once the module is installed, you can run the following cmdlets:

# Use Teams Admin credential to connect to MS Teams
-GroupId <String>
[-Role <String>]
Example: Get-TeamUser -GroupId 2f162b0e-36d2-4e15-8ba3-ba229cecdccf -Role Owner
To get the Group ID use cmdlet Get-Team -DisplayName "Teams Display Name"

Here is a snapshot of the PowerShell cmdlet used to find the owner of the “cvnew” Teams Group.

4. Using CoreView

  • Go to the CoreView portal
  • Under “Reports”, select “Teams”, then “Teams groups”.
  • Search for the Teams group you want to know the owner of and click on its display name.
  • Click on the “Owners” tab to view the list of owners.

CoreView also has a special report called “Teams members”. In this report, you can filter by user to find all the Teams groups a user is a member or owner of. This is very useful when you want to change a user's Teams membership based on another user.