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Important: The Communities preview will end on November 16, 2022, and Communities data will no longer be available. Learn more about exporting Communities data. Thank you for participating in the preview. We're excited to bring Communities to everyone again in December.

In the Communities preview in Teams for personal and small business use, community owners and members have different capabilities.

  • Members
    Members can participate in the community by sending and responding to messages, sharing links and files, starting meetings, and scheduling community events.

  • Owners
    Communities can have multiple owners. In addition to member capabilities, owners manage community settings and members. They can add and remove members, make members into owners, and update the community description and guidelines.

The following table explains owner and member capabilities in a community:

 Capability

Owner

Member

Add and remove members

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Share an invite link
Note: If an owner turns off sharing via link, invite links can't be shared, and any existing links won't work.

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Start and join meetings

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Schedule events and meetings

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Send and reply to messages

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Edit or delete their own messages

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View a member's contact information

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Promote a member to an owner

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Demote an owner to a member

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Update community settings, including the picture and name

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Update the community description and guidelines

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Delete a community

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