Publishing MS Teams Apps in App Store

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Microsoft Teams has been fantastic and very helpful to get new clients for my Business. Thank You. I focus on SharePoint development and would like to know if Microsoft Teams provides options to publish apps in App Store similar to SharePoint hosted apps. What is the best link to get started to custom app development for Microsoft Teams.

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best response confirmed by ThanguSP (Occasional Contributor)



Teams offers three types of Apps.  These are native, third-party, and custom.  You may configure which of these you will allow from the Teams Admin Center at under Teams Apps > Manage Apps > Org-wide app settings;


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You can then configure App Permission polices as follows 


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And App Setup policies 


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Once you have set your policies and assigned them as required, Apps can be accessed from within the Teams client from the left bar, and if you have allowed in your org wide settings and app policies, you can add native MS apps, third-party apps, and upload custom apps as shown below.


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If you are planning to upload custom apps, you will need to download the MS Teams App studio App from the store, and once available you may use this to upload your own apps, bots, and connectors.


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Hope this helps.

@PeterRising Thank you very much!