In the Communities preview in Teams for personal and small business use, you can easily add or remove members in a community that you own. If you are a member, you can't add a member but you can share a join link or a QR code with someone if Allow join via link is enabled.

Note: The Communities app is in preview and is currently available for Android and iOS. Learn more about how to opt in to the Teams Insider program.

To add a member to a community that you own:

  1. Tap the Communities tab in the Teams app.

  2. Tap the community you would like to add a member to.

  3. Tap the community name at the top of the screen.

  4. Under the Members section, tap Add  Teams add community member button.

    Tip: Alternatively, you can tap Manage and Add people  Teams add member to chat at the top of the screen.

  5. You can either search by their name, email or phone number, or choose from the list of suggested contacts.

  6. When you are finished selecting members to add, tap the check mark at the top of the screen to add the members.

To remove a member from a community that you own:

  1. Tap the Communities tab in the Teams app.

  2. Tap the community that you would like to remove a member.

  3. Tap the community name at the top of the screen.

  4. In the Members section, tap Manage.

  5. Tap the member's name, then tap Remove from community at the bottom of the screen. In the confirmation screen, select Remove again.

Note: After a member is removed from the community, they will no longer have access to the community chat history.

To add a member to a community that you own:

  1. Tap the Communities tab in the Teams app.

  2. Tap the community you would like to add a member to.

  3. Tap the community name at the top of the screen.

  4. Under the Members section, tap Add  Teams add community member button.

    Tip: Alternatively, you can tap Manage and Add people  Teams add member to chat at the top of the screen.

  5. You can either search by their name, email or phone number, or choose from the list of suggested contacts.

  6. Tap Add next to your contacts and they will immediately be added to your community.

  7. When you are finished selecting members, tap Done at the top of the screen.

To remove a member from a community that you own:

  1. Tap the Communities tab in the Teams app.

  2. Tap the community that you would like to remove a member from.

  3. Tap the community name at the top of the screen.

  4. In the Members section, tap Manage.

  5. Tap the member's name, then tap Remove from community at the bottom of the screen. In the confirmation screen, tap Remove again.

Note: After a member is removed from the community, they will no longer have access to the community chat history.

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