privacy settings public or private when i create site RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi all

    when i create team site at sharepoint online 

    its ask me privacy settings public or private when i create site 

    if i select public Supposed anyone can access site (outside) or member on telent group but i find out must allow external

    sharing to access site 

    and i think public and private the same feature there is no difference


    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:00 AM


  • Hi,

    When we create a modern team site in SharePoint Online, it will automatically create a team group which has a unique alias in this tenant.

    If you set this team site to be public, the site will be accessible to all users in this tenant, whether they are in this team group or not. This site will grant access to “Team Members” and “Everyone except external users”.

    One the other hand, if you set this team site to be private, the site will be accessible only to the users in this team group, known as “Team Members”.

    External users need external sharing to get access to Office 365 environment, which is not covered in either scenarios.

    Here’s your reference.

    Manage your SharePoint site settings.

    Best regards,

    Chelsea Wu

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    • Marked as answer by Ahmed..Yehia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:21 AM
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:13 AM