Unable to add uploaded app to a team - "UpdateBotTeamMember

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I'm trying to create a simple bot. I follow the below tutorial

My schema is valid: No error in the JSON file
My zip file is valid: No other files, folders in a zip file

Still cannot add this application to team: Get error UpdateBotTeamMembershipInSkypeFailed

I'm using a development account so I'm not sure if it is a problem? I downloaded an other sample application in the internet but has the same issue. My account is admin (at)
Sample app:
My account created from this program:

Here is the steps I have done:

  • Go to Teams--> Developer Portal--> Import App
  • Publish App, Try to click Prevew in Team but not successful (Manifest error )
  • Go to Microsoft Teams admin center--> Approve the above App
  • Come back Team-->Apps: Search the above App
  • Click in it and select add to Team, select Team and channel
  • Got error "UpdateBotTeamMembershipInSkypeFailed"






I also found that when I clicked in the Preview in Team, it also has Manifest error but not sure what's the error



after closing the below popup, i got an alert








4 Replies

@jimmymaise -We are checking the issue. We will get back to you shortly.

@jimmymaise - We tried to upload the zip shared in our demo tenant and it got added the team successfully. Could you please try to update your MS teams version and check once?



best response confirmed by Prasad_Das-MSFT (Microsoft)
Hello, I found the problem. Above tutorial forgot to mention that we need to add MS Teams as a channel of the newly created bot.
Anyway, the error is really confused. I think that it could be better if we have more meaning full error.
Hello, Could you simply explain how to upload custom apps created by others?