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What are teams and topics

Let's understand MelpApp by knowing how MelpApp allows teams to self-organize and collaborate across business scenarios:

Teams are a collection of people who gather together around a common goal. This group of people may be within a department, across the organization, or as a consultant.

Teams help you keep everything organized by categorizing multiple topics under a common theme. For example, you may have a team for a large project that includes cross-department members all working together on specific pieces of the project. Conversations, files, and notes across topics are only visible to the team members.

Team Role:

There are two main roles in Teams:

Team admins - The person who creates the team. Team admins can make any member of their team a co-owner when they invite them to the team or at any point after they've joined the team.

Team members - The people, who the owners invite to join their team.

Role of Team Admins and Members in MelpApp

By default, a user who creates a new team is granted admin status. The table below shows the difference in permissions between an admin and a member

Task Team Owner Team Member
Create team Yes Yes
Leave team Yes Yes
Add members Yes No
Delete team No No
Edit team name/description Yes No
Assign other as admin Yes No
Dismiss other as admin Yes No
Add profile picture Yes No

After adding a member to a team, an owner can also promote a member to admin status. It is also possible for an owner to demote their own status to a member.

Note: If an admin adds you to a team, you are automatically added to all of the team's topics. You can participate in all team activities and conferences once you become a team member.

Team settings

MelpApp allows team admins to manage team-wide settings directly. Settings include the ability to add or remove members, assign or remove another person as an admin, add a profile picture, change name, and add a description of the team.

External Participant

You can participate in a team or group even if you're not part of the same company. As a network, though, you won't be able to see or join other teams or groups. The admin may keep you from changing certain topics, but you can participate as a member of the team or group, sharing your expertise on one aspect of a larger project.


Topics are dedicated sections within a team to keep conversations organized by specific topics, projects, and disciplines. Files, photos, and links that you share in a topic are stored in cloud storage, so no worries; you can switch between devices hassle-free.

Every team has at least one team topic. When you create a team, you always need to create a topic for the conversation to go.