How To Make Someone A Team Owner On Microsoft Teams
Last Updated: July 4, 2022
Do you want to have another person help you manage your team on Microsoft Teams? Do you want to give them permission to manage the members and handle administrative tasks? If so, you can promote one of your team members to an owner. In our guide below, we’ll teach you how to make one of your members a team owner on Microsoft Teams.
In Microsoft Teams, each organization can have multiple teams to handle different tasks or projects for the company. When you create a team on the app, you’ll automatically become the owner with the permission to manage the members and other tasks.
Although managing a small group isn’t difficult on the app, that changes when you need to edit and monitor the team frequently. If you think that you need some help in managing the team, you can promote one of your members to an owner.
Here’s our guide to making someone a team owner on Microsoft Teams.
How to promote one of your members as a team owner on Microsoft Teams
If you want to pass the ownership of one of your teams on Microsoft Teams or need someone to help you manage it, you can promote one of the members to an owner. When you do, the new owner will be able to manage the team, remove members, and handle administrative tasks.
You can promote someone to a team owner whether you’re using the Teams app on your phone or computer. Follow our tutorials below, and we’ll show you how to do so on both.
On your phone:
- Launch Teams from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
- Head to the Teams tab.
- Browse your teams and tap the three dots icon on the right side of the one you want to manage.
- On the menu that appears, select the “Manage members” option.
- Head to the Members tab and tap the three dots icon beside the person that you want to promote.
- Once the menu appears on your screen, select the “Make Owner” option.
That’s how you promote one of the team members to an owner on the Teams mobile app. Please note that owners can edit the team, manage its members, and handle administrative tasks.
On your computer:
- Open the Teams desktop or web app and sign in to your account.
- Head to the Teams tab and tap the three dots icon beside the team that you want to manage.
- Select the “Manage Team” option from the menu.
- Go to the Members tab, click the Role option on one of the members and click “Owner” from the menu.
If you ever change your mind, you can always demote one of the owners to a regular member of the team. All you have to do is head to the Members tab, tap the Role option, and select “Member” from the menu.
To wrap things up
Now that you know how to promote someone to a team owner on Microsoft Teams, you can have another person to help you manage the group and handle its administrative tasks. If you’re not the sole owner of the team, you can also leave it whenever you want without deleting the group.
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