Manage permissions for user groups

User groups are a great way to communicate with multiple members at once. When you mention a user group — @designers, for example — every member in the group will be notified. You can also mention a user group in a new channel to quickly invite all of the group’s members at once.

As an owner or admin, you can allow other members to create, disable, or modify user groups, as well as create @admin and @owner user groups to easily notify all of the admins and owners in your workspace.

 

Set user group permissions

Standard and Plus plans

Enterprise Grid plan

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Permissions tab at the top of the page.
  4. Scroll down to User Groups and click Expand.
  5. Choose who can create and disable user groups, and who can modify them.
  6. If you'd like, create default user groups for @admins and @owners by checking the appropriate boxes.
  7. Click Save.

Org level

Org Owners and Org Admins can set an org policy to manage user group permissions for every workspace in their org.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click  Settings in the left sidebar, then select Organization Policies.
  4. Click the Permissions tab.
  5. Scroll down to User Groups and click Add policy.
  6. Choose who can create and disable user groups, and who can edit them.
  7. If you'd like, create default user groups for @admins and @owners by checking the appropriate boxes.
  8. Click Save Policy, then Create Policy to confirm.


Workspace level

If an org policy hasn’t been set, Workspace Owners and Admins can set user group permissions for workspaces they manage.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click the Permissions tab at the top of the page.
  4. Scroll down to User Groups and click Expand.
  5. Choose who can create and disable user groups, and who can modify them.
  6. Click Save.

Note: In an Enterprise Grid org, you can only create default user groups for @admins and @owners at the org level.

 

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins
  • Standard, Plus, and Enterprise Grid plans