Restrict permissions of new members

This feature is only available to organization administrators.

In large Zulips where anyone can join, it can be useful to restrict what new members can do, to make it easier to cope with spammers and confused users.

Members are new members from when they join till when their account ages past a certain waiting period threshold. After that they are full members. You can configure how long the waiting period is, as well as which actions require being a full member.

Currently, the following actions support limiting access to full members.

Set waiting period for new members

  1. From your desktop, click on the gear () in the upper right corner.

  2. Select Manage organization.

  3. On the left, click Organization permissions.

  4. Under Other permissions, configure Waiting period before new members turn into full members.

  5. Click Save changes.