A person who creates a team is the team owner by default, but other people can be given owner status. In this video, learn how to switch normal members to team owners.
- Clearly the main way to become a team owner is simply by creating a team. If you make a team, you are the team owner by default. However, you may want to allow one or more other members of your team to have owner control. To do that, we're going to go to a team where I am the owner, and I want to click on the button with three little dots to the right of the team name, and I'll go to manage team. And here we have lots of settings for my team. Now, any team member can go to this screen, but there are options that are only available to team owners. For example, the Settings tab up at the top and the Pending Requests tab will only be there if you are a team owner. And that will be important in just a minute. For now, I want to make sure the Members tab is active. And on this screen, you can see a list of all of the members of this team. You may need to click the triangle next to where it says members and guests to open it up so you can see all of the members. Now, the key here is that there are two sections. There's the owner section, and then there's the members and guests section. I am listed in the owner section and you can see my role is listed here as owner. All of the normal members, which are down here under members, all of them have their role set to either member or guest. Now giving somebody owner status is really easy. Just open up the menu next to that person's name, and you can switch them from member to owner, which will move them up to the owners group and you can see now their role is defined as owner. So now Stewart has all of the tools and features available to owners for this specific team. And I can change that back if I change my mind. So I'll go back to Stewart here, open up the menu, switching back to a regular member, which moves him back to the members section. Now let's take a quick look at a team where I am not the owner. So I'll go to the Social Committee Team, I'll click the button with three little dots and choose manage team. And I'm going to click this arrow to open up a list of all of the members. So I can see that Lea is the owner of this team. I'm listed as a normal member, and you can see my role is set as member, but I do not have that menu available to open up and change somebody's role because I am not the team owner. Okay, so let's go back to that team we were working on a moment ago, this Web Design Team, and I'll go back to manage team for that one. So of course, we're back here on a team where I am the owner. And there is one thing that you should be very careful of. If I try to change myself to a normal member, it's not going to let me do that. You'll see it gives me this little warning and it tells me that I can't make myself a member because I'm the only team admin. So there has to be at least one owner on the team at any given time. But you could do this, so be careful. I'm going to change Lea to be a team owner. And now I can see she moves up here to the top. Now that she is a team owner, I could go to myself on this list and I would be able to switch myself to a normal member. So now I am a normal member and I've lost all of the owner controls on this team. The Settings tab, and the Request tab up at the top are gone. I don't have access to those anymore, and I'm no longer able to open this menu to change people's roles. So I won't be able to give myself owner status again. Now Lea is the one and only owner and she is in control of everything. If I need owner's status back, I need to talk to Lea and ask her to give it to me. And I have made this mistake before so please be aware. Having multiple owners can be very useful. For example, a supervisor might create a team, but might also want their personal assistant to help manage that team. If you have a situation like that, you now have the option to give owner status to one of your teammates.