Courtesy of Ganesh Sanap
Microsoft is introducing scenario-based site templates in SharePoint online. This new SharePoint release of scenario-based site templates will help you expand what’s possible with content, pages, and web parts while helping you quickly get started building your own site.
Each template contains pre-populated content and web parts that are fully customizable to meet the needs of your organization. This feature is rolling out on SharePoint Online web and mobile.
This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70574.
How this will affect your organization
Users will be able to benefit from the ability to browse, preview, and apply site templates to a new or existing SharePoint site. Users can select a site template that meets organizational business objectives and best fits the site goal while ensuring a higher level of consistency throughout their organization. They can then review pre-populated content and customize the site to address their needs.
This feature is by default ON with no admin control.
Apply a template to an existing site
Users can choose to browse site templates and can apply a template to an existing site at any time by accessing the template gallery from Site Settings and then Apply a site template.
Apply a template when you create a new site
If a site owner is visiting their new site for the first time, they may see a message asking if they want to use a template that will take them to the site templates gallery.