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 to help you understand the different types of groups that can be created in the community.

Unlike spaces, which use permissions to determine access, social groups rely primarily on membership to determine access. You 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.

Group owners and community managers can change the settings for a group after it is created.