Changing a Space's Owner

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Spaces always have only one owner. By default, the person that creates a Space is the owner.
If you have permission, you'll be able to change the Space owner from the Space settings modal, or from the Space settings page.
How does permission work?
If you're an admin or owner, you'll be able to transfer ownership of Spaces that you have access to, and you will have oversight of spaces from the Spaces page available on your avatar menu.

Inaccessible Spaces will be available to transfer if the owner of the Space has been removed as a member of your Workspace.

Screenshot highlighting the 'Spaces' sidebar option in the Workspace settings.

If you're a member, you are able to transfer ownership of Spaces that you created.

On the Enterprise Plan, owners have the option to allow admins to add/remove people from Spaces. This is accessible through Advanced Permissions.

What does ownership mean in Spaces?

  • If you'd like to leave a private Space or hide it from your sidebar without deleting the Space, you'll need to transfer ownership first.

  • If someone else in your Workspace needs permission to delete or archive a Space, they'll need to be made its owner.

  • If you're a normal member who owns a Space, you will now have access to some additional features like changing the Space's icon/color and Custom fields.

How to Change Space Ownership

  1. Click the ellipsis ... to the right of the Space you want to change ownership of

  2. In the Space Settings menu click More then All Space settings

  3. In the Edit Space modal click Owner

  4. Search for or select a new owner

  5. Click Save changes

Screenshot showing someone select a new Space owner from the dropdown menu when editing a Space.

Transfer ownership of inaccessible Spaces

Workspace owners can transfer ownership of inaccessible Spaces.

Spaces can become inaccessible when they are private, and the person who created the Space is no longer part of the Workspace.

If another member still has access to a Space, you can temporarily make the person an admin so they can transfer Space ownership.

To transfer ownership of an inaccessible Space:

  1. Click your Workspace avatar in the lower-left corner

  2. Select Spaces

  3. Click the inaccessible Spaces tab

  4. Click Transfer Ownership

  5. You will now be the owner of the Space!

Screenshot highlighting the 'inaccessible spaces' tab in the Spaces settings page.

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