Customising the welcome email sent when a new member is added to a team

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When we add new members to an MS Team, they get an automated email message welcoming them to the team. It includes content which is not appropriate for our organisation. In particular, it has a direct link to the Sharepoint site for their Team. We don't want staff to engage with these Sharepoint sites at the moment - we only want them to use the Teams front end. The email footer includes references to Twitter, Trello ad Jira - none of them are appropriate for our staff. So this automated email is very unhelpful.

 

I've searched high and low and it doesn't seem possible to customize the email. Is that really the case??

I'm not from an IT background - I'm from a communications/usability background. To me, this is a fundamental flaw. I don't understand why the template for the email isn't an editable file, or why it can't simply be replaced by another template. Does anybody know of a solution?

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Hello, I hear what you're saying and you're not the only one asking for it. As you noticed during your research this cannot be customized so the option you have is to simply disable the welcome message when a user is being added to the underlying group (using PowerShell).

To disable the setting -UnifiedGroupWelcomeMessageEnabled:$false.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/set-unifiedgroup?view=exchange-ps