Manage Channel Members

View Channel Members

Channel members must have either one of these roles: Owner, Leader, Moderator, or User. Each channel member's permission members will depend on their role. The channel owner can manage all the channel members and assign any of these roles to them.

To see the list of members in a Channel,

  • Click the Members icon at the top-right menu of the channel screen. At first, the list only shows currently active users. Select All from the dropdown option beside the search bar to see all users.

  • Select a user to view their User Info. The user preview screen shows their name, username, any role tags they might have, and their current timezone.

  • You can send a direct message or call the user from the user info.

  • Click the three dots icon to see other user actions like ignore, mute user, or set roles ( as moderator, leader, or owner).

Add Members to Channel

You can add members to a channel in two ways:

  • Send an Invite Link

  • Manually Adding Users

Manually Adding Users

You can use the Add Users option to add users already in your workspace.

To add a new user,

  • At the bottom of the Channel members page, click Add.

  • Search and select the users, then click Add users.

Rocket.Chat notifies you if the user is already an existing channel member.

At the bottom of the channel members page, click Invite Link and copy the generated link to share with your invitees.

Depending on how long you want an invite link to last, you can edit the invite link periodically.

To generate a new link,

  • On the Invite Link page, Click Edit Invite.

  • Select Expiration (Days) from the drop-down, select Max number of uses, and click Generate New Link.

This link will ask the invitee to sign up if they are outside your Rocket.Chat workspace before granting them access to the channel.

To delete an invite link, see Delete an Invite Record via Admin Panel. This feature comes in handy when you have an invite link with an Expiration date: Never. To avoid abuse, you can revoke it by deleting the invite record.

You must have the Create Invite Link permission granted for your role to use the permission. It is turned ON for the Admin, Owner, and Moderator roles by default. However, you can always ask the workspace administrator to update it to suit your needs.

Remove a member from the Team

By default, only the channel owner can remove a team member. Although, other users with appropriate permissions can also remove a team member.

  • In the Channel members screen, search and select the user to view their User Info.

  • Click the three dots icon, then select Remove from room.

Last updated

Rocket.Chat versions receive support for six months after release.