Team Owner, Member, and Guest capabilities in Microsoft Teams

Each person in a Microsoft Team has a role, and each one has different permissions.

Team owners manage certain settings for the Team. They add and remove members and guests, change Team settings, and handle administrative tasks. There can be multiple owners in a Team.

Members are the most common type of role in a Team. They can talk with other people in the Team, view and usually upload and change files. They also do the usual sorts of collaboration that the team owners have permitted.

Guests are people from outside of University of Leeds that a Team owner can invite into a Team. Guests have fewer capabilities than Team members or Team owners, but there's still a lot they can do.

The following table shows the capabilities available for each role:

Create a channelXXX
Participate in a private chat*XXX
Participate in a channel conversationXXX
Share a channel fileXXX
Share a chat fileXX 
Add apps (such as tabs, bots, or connectors)XX 
Can be invited via any work or school account for Microsoft 365  X
Add or remove members and guestsX  
Edit or delete a teamX  
Set team permissions for channels, tabs, and connectorsX  
Change the team pictureX  
Add guests to a teamX  
Auto-show channels for the whole teamX  
Control @[team name] mentionsX  
Allow @channel or @[channel name] mentionsX  
Allow usage of emoji, GIFs, and memesX  
Renew a teamX  
Archive or restore a teamX  
Record team meetingXX 

* Guests that have been added to a University of Leeds Team are able to participate in private Teams chats with members of the University.