Assign team owners and members in Microsoft Teams admin center
Owner and member are the two user roles within Microsoft Teams. The user who creates a new team is granted owner status by default. Owners and members have different types of permissions and capabilities when interacting with a team and its channels. See Overview of teams and channels in Microsoft Teams to learn more about roles in Teams.
If a team is created from an existing Microsoft 365 group, permissions are inherited.
Assign a user role in Teams admin center
- In the Teams admin center, expand Teams and select Manage teams.
- Select the team name under the display name column.
- In the Members tab, you can add or remove members and assign owner and moderator roles to members.
Restrict permission to create teams
All users with a mailbox in Exchange Online have permissions to create Microsoft 365 groups and a team within Microsoft Teams. Restrict users from creating new teams and Microsoft 365 groups by delegating group creation and management rights to a set of users. If this restriction is active, neither team owners or members can create new teams. For more information, see Manage who can create Microsoft 365 Groups.
User permissions based on assigned roles
The table below shows the difference in permissions between an owner and a member.
|Teams tasks||Team Owner||Team Member|
|Edit team name/description||Yes||No|
|Add members to private team||Yes||No|
|Add members to public team||Yes||Yes|
|Request to add new member||N/A||Yes|
|Promote/Demote user status||Yes||No|
|Add/Remove apps||Yes||Yes, if enabled by team owner|
|Standard channel tasks||Team Owner||Team Member|
|Create/Delete channel||Yes||Yes, if enabled by team owner|
|Edit channel name/description||Yes||Yes, if enabled by team owner|
|Private channel tasks|
|Create channel||Yes||Yes, if enabled by team owner|
|Edit channel name/description||No||N/A|
|Shared channel tasks|
|Edit channel name/description||No||No|
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