Extend your community by inviting people to become members.
About this task
As a community owner, you can reach out to people who you think might be interested in your community by inviting them to become members. Members of a public community can also invite people to join the community. The invitees receive an email notification inviting them to join the community, and they can then choose whether to accept or reject the invitation.
You can invite people to join only as regular members of a community; you cannot invite them to join as owners of the community.
To invite people to join a community, complete the following steps.
- From the My Communities tab, select the community to which you want to invite new members.
- Click Members in the navigation pane.
- Click Invite Members.
- Type the names of the people that you want to invite in the Members field. Type-ahead predicts the name that you are typing by comparing it to names in the directory that your administrator specified. If it proposes the name that you want, click to add it.
- Click Send Invites.
What to do next
You can view all the pending invitations for a community from the Invitations
tab on the community's Members page. The tab displays information about when each invitation was sent and who it was sent to.
Sending batch invitationsParent topic: How do I add community members?
Adding members to a community
Accepting membership requests
Send a batch email inviting multiple people to join your community using the import tool on the Members page. You can invite people to join only as regular members of a community; you cannot invite them to join as owners of the community.
Resending community invitations
You can remind people about pending invitations to join your community by resending the invitation notification.
Revoking community invitations
If you invite someone to join a community and later change your mind, you can cancel the invitation while it is still pending.