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Microsoft Teams: Change Guest to Member

Change Microsoft Teams guests to members?

For the topic of guest user management and Microsoft Teams guest access, we often get questions about how you can change a guest to a member in Microsoft Teams.

Maybe you invited someone as a guest user to your Teams, and now you want to give them more rights. (Although a lot of permissions can be given to guests as well – check out our blog posts with details on how to add guest to Microsoft Teams to learn more.)

Whatever your reason, sometimes it makes sense to change guests to members.

Microsoft Teams: Apply lifecycles to existing guests

Change Guest to Member in Microsoft Teams

Unfortunately, we have bad news for you. Changing guests to members in Teams is not possible as of now, December 2023. Access to Teams – or all other Microsoft products – is based on your email address, or to be precise your domain.

In order to become a member of your MS Teams and not just a guest, users need an account based on the domain of your organization.

That is why you can not simply change a guest user account to a member account – because they would be in two different domains.

For more information on how to manage your teams and guests, take a look at our Microsoft Teams Governance overview!

Download free ebook on Microsoft Teams governance!

Take a quick look at our External User Manager if you would like to find out how you CAN manage guests in Microsoft Teams.

    • Hello Patrik,

      We will be happy to help you with your issue. Please send us an e-mail to [email protected], in which you explain your problem in more detail. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

      Best regards

    • Yeah this can’t be correct cuz the only employee who is a non guest in our teams is the only one who has a different domain. Both of our experiences go against what this article is saying..

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