Fix for failing to create a plan in Microsoft Teams

I’ve run into this a few times and it is frustrating so I’m sure others must be as well.

WHAT

When trying to create a new Planner “Plan” in Microsoft Teams, you might be unable to getting the error “We couldn’t save your tab settings. Please try again”. You’ll also likely fine that if you go into Planner itself, you won’t be able to select this Team/Microsoft 365 Group as a place to create plans in.

And you might even be the owner of that Team (as I was).

Groan: We couldn’t save your tab settings. Please try again

SO WHAT

I can’t tell you “why” this occurs because I didn’t architect the dang thing. But I CAN tell you what worked for me. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

NOW WHAT

The fix for me (and might work for you too) was simply to go into the Microsoft Teams Admin Center (assuming you have the rights to, if not, point this article to your Microsoft 365 Admin and ask them to try this…) and remove my account as the Team Owner, wait a few minutes and then re-add myself.

Boom! That did the trick. Hope it helps you. And if you are still reading and want to do more awesome things in Teams, maybe check out our tool “Navo” as it might also save you more time in your busy day as the “Directory for your Connected Workplace”.

3 responses to “Fix for failing to create a plan in Microsoft Teams

  1. Hey Sean (and anyone reading),

    I just wanted to say thank you for the above solution! I had tried everything until I read your article above and this worked for me!

    Appreciate you putting the solution out here.

    Kind regards,

    Sam

  2. Thank you Sean, for the advice. I confirm that your solution is working. I changed the person to member and after 15 minutes back to the owner and voila – everything is working again.

  3. IT issues… random as always. It also works to me. In my case, I had added multiple users to multiple Teams by using the Powershell module of MicrosoftTeams (I think 2.6.1v…) and all of those users had this problem and the solution was what this post says.

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