Share a channel with people in Teams

If you’re a channel owner, you can share a channel with people inside or outside your organization.

Note: Shared channels will be available as part of the public preview program and might undergo further changes before being released publicly. To get access to this and other upcoming features, switch to Teams public preview.

How to share a channel with people 

  1. Go to the channel you want to share and select More options More options button > Share channel > With people.

    Teams - share a channel with people

  2. Type the names of the people in your org you want to share the channel with and select from the list. To share with people outside your org, type their email addresses and select from the list. Then select Share.

    Teams - share a channel with people

  3. To change a Member to an Owner, select the down arrow to the right of Member, and choose Owner. Then select Close.

    Note: People from outside your org can only be members of a shared channel. 

    Teams - make a shared channel member an owner

When you share a channel with people, they get a notification and can access the channel right away.

Note: Admins must enable B2B direct connect before you can add people outside your org to a shared channel. To learn more, see Collaborate with external participants in a channel.

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First things to know about channels

Channel owners can share a channel with people inside or outside their org.

Note: Shared channels will be available as part of the public preview program and might undergo further changes before being released publicly. To get access to this and other upcoming features, switch to Teams public preview.

How to share a channel with people 

  1. Go to the channel you want to share and tap the channel name at the top of your screen.

  2. Tap Manage members.

  3. Tap Add members.

  4. Type names of the people in your org you want to share the channel with and select from the list. To share with people outside your org, type their email addresses and select from the list.

  5. Tap Done.

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