Managing Members

Inviting Team Members

In order to invite a new member to Smeetin, please contact your System Administrator.

Adding Someone to Your Team

If someone you want to add to your team already has an account on Smeetin, you can add them to your team without sending an invitation.

To add someone to your team:

  1. Click your username, at the top of the Navigation Panel.

  2. Click Add Members to Team. The Add New Members window opens.

  3. Click the username of the person or people to add to your team. You can type in the search box to filter the list. If the people you want to add are not on the list, then they are either already on your team or they do not have an account on your server.

User Roles

There are four types of user roles with different permission levels in Smeetin: System Admins, Team Admins, Members, and Inactive accounts. To view a list of users on the team and what their roles are, Team Administrators can go to the three dot Main Menu and select Manage Members.


This is the default role given to users when they join a team. Members have basic permissions on the Smeetin team.

Channel Admin

The person who creates a channel is assigned the Channel Admin role for that channel. People with the Channel Admin role have the following privileges:

  • Ability to assign the Channel Admin role to other members of the channel.

  • Ability to remove the Channel Admin role from other holders of the Channel Admin role.

  • Ability to remove members from the channel.

Depending on your system configuration, Channel Admins can be granted special permissions by the System Admin to rename and delete channels.

Team Admin

When a team is first created, the person who set it up is made a Team Administrator. It is a team specific role, meaning that someone can be a Team Admin for one team but only a Member on another team. Team Administrators have the following privileges:

  • Access to the “Team Settings” menu from the team site main menu

  • Ability to change the team name and import data from Slack export files

  • Access to the “Manage Members” menu, where they can control whether team members are “Members” or “Team Administrators”

Removing a User from a Team or Leaving a Team

Remove from Team

Any Team Administrator has the ability to remove a user from a team by going to the three dot Main Menu > Manage Members, and selecting Remove From Team in the dropdown menu beside a user entry.

When a user is removed from a team, the team will no longer show up in their team sidebar. If they currently have the team open, they are redirected to the first team that appears on their team sidebar. If they didn’t belong to any other teams, the user is sent to the team selection page.

Removing a user from the team does not deactivate the account. The user will still be able to sign in to the site, and join other teams. They will also be able to rejoin the team they were removed from if they are reinvited. If the user does rejoin the team, they will no longer belong to the channels they were previously a part of, and they will lose all Admin privileges if they had them previously.

Leaving a Team

Users can also choose to remove themselves from a team, by going to the three dot Main Menu > Leave Team. This will remove the user from the team, and from all public channels and private channels on the team.