Allow adding members during group creation
When you create a group and set the owners, that does not make the owners 'members' of the group, so the group doesn't show up in their Outlook, etc. until you go back into the group and additionally make them members. That behavior is fine I suppose, but it would be VERY helpful if we could also add group members during the group creation process. This would mitigate steps and the potential to forget about going back into the group to add members.
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We use groups a LOT. Basically every project we work on (and sometimes larger sub-projects) gets it own 365 group which is based on an internal project number and/or government contract number. Typically one or more PM's will get assigned as the 'owner' during the group creation process and we add Teams to 99% of the groups.
The issue is that groups are not always immediately visible in the Groups list (in the 365 Admin UI) after they're created. Because of our volume of groups, the newly created group wouldn't really stand out anyway. Those two things means it can be common for an admin to forget to go back into the group they just created (when it's finally created) and add the group owners as members of the group. Since the group owners aren't members, they don't see the newly created group in Outlook, which is where they do a lot of their initial group interaction.
During the group creation, if a section for adding 'members' could be added to the same page as adding 'owners', that would completely alleviate this issue. I BELIEVE that's the process used when creating a new Team from scratch, so it doesn't seem like it should be too difficult to implement.