This article provides information regarding the different types of groups and their memberships.
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Unlike spaces, which use permissions to determine access, social groups primarily rely on membership to determine access. The users need permission to join a group if it is private or secret. Because groups do not exist inside spaces, they do not inherit any space permissions.
Types of Groups
A group's type (open, members-only, and so on) determines who can join, see content, participate, and invite new members. Use the following table which helps you understand the different types of groups that can be created in a community.
Group owners and community managers can change the settings for a group after it is created.
|Secret Group||Private Group||Members Only||Open|
|What is visible to non-members?||None||Group Name Only||All||All|
|Who can see the content?||Member||Member||Anyone|| Anyone
|Who can participate?||Member||Member||Member||Anyone|
|Who can invite new members?||Member or Admin||Member or Admin||Member or Admin||Anyone|
|Who approves new members?||Admin||Admin||n/a||n/a|
Inviting Members to Private Groups
Members invited to a private group are automatically in the group. Their name says they did not accept the invitation, but they do not have the choice to accept the invitation.
- Create a private group.
- Send an invitation to a user to be added to that group.
- The invited user accepts the invite and is added to the group.