The following information is about Microsoft Stream (Classic) which is being retired and replaced by Stream (on SharePoint). We strongly recommended to start using the newer video solution today by uploading your videos to SharePoint, Teams, or OneDrive. Videos stored in Microsoft 365 the way you'd store any other file is the basis for Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint). Learn more...

Assign Microsoft Stream (Classic) admins

Stream (Classic) admins manage creation of company-wide channels, can edit video metadata for all videos, reassign ownership of a group or channel, remove videos, and can set up a Stream (Classic) usage policy for your organization.

To assign users the Stream (Classic) admin role, you must have the Microsoft 365 Global Admin role.

This video shows the steps to give Stream (Classic) admin permission to users, and shows the experience for admins and users.

  1. In Stream, go to Settings > Admin settings.

    Stream (Classic) admin settings.

  2. In the Add an admin box, select a user or a security group.

    Assigning stream admin.

Admin experience

When a user with Stream (Classic) admin rights goes to Stream (Classic) settings, they see Admin settings.

They can do the following tasks:

Experience for other users

If you're not a Stream (Classic) admin, when you click the Settings icon Settings icon. you won't see Admin Settings. If you need Stream (Classic) admin rights, contact your IT department.

See also

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