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Learn how to join an existing public or private team.
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Join an Existing Team
Explore the different methods for joining an existing team.
When to use
Join a public or private team whenever you find a team that interests you or is related to your work or organization.
When a team is public, we need to join it but it doesn't require any approval from the team owner. When a team is private, we need to request to join and the team owner needs to approve the request.
Join a team via an invite
We can join a team via a link sent by the team owner. Teams owners can generate links to teams and email these to colleagues, internal and external.
If the team is private, the team owner will need to approve the request for access. If the team is public, the invitee will immediately join the team when they click on the link.
Join a public team
When someone adds us to a team, we will receive a notification in our Activity Feed. If the team is public, it will automatically appear in our teams list once we've been added as a member.
When a new public team is created by someone within our organization but we haven't been added as a member, we can see the team when we click on Join or create a team. To join a public team, we can simply click Join team.
Join a Team with a Code
Team owners can generate a unique code and send it to colleagues. This code can then be used to join a team. The advantage of using a team code to join a team is that team owners do not have to approve any requests for access.
Generate a team code
- Click the three dots next to the team in the teams list.
- Click Manage team.
- Click the Settings tab.
- Expand Team code.
- Click the Generate button.
- Click Copy.
- Paste the team code into an email and send to invitees.
Join with the team code
- Click on Join or create a team.
- Enter the code into the empty field.
- Click Join team.
Hints & tips
- Guests cannot join a team using a team code.
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