How to change the SharePoint site from private to public

In this SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss how to change the SharePoint site from private to public.

I will show you here, how we can create a private SharePoint Online site as well as I will show you how we can create a public SharePoint Online site.

Then finally, we will see, how to change the SharePoint site from private to public. Once you make a site public, anyone in your organization can access the SharePoint site.

Create private SharePoint site

  • Login to Microsoft 365 using your SharePoint credentials -> Select Office365 App Launcher and then click on the Admin.
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SharePoint admin center
  • Select Show all options and then you can able to see the SharePoint option under Admin centers. Select the option SharePoint.
How to change a SharePoint site from private to public
Admin center SharePoint
  • To create a site Click on the + Create site.
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Create SharePoint site
  • Select Team site or Communication site.
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Create SharePoint Team or Communication site
  • Enter Name of the SharePoint site, and we can also add description which is optional.
  • We can also edit by selecting Edit option and add the site address or group email address.
  • Select the group as public or private. To create a private SharePoint site choose the Private option.
  • Choose a default language for the SharePoint site and then select Next.
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Create a Private SharePoint site
  • Enter Owners and Members of the SharePoint Group. And then click on Finish.

The Private SharePoint site will be created and ready for use in a few seconds.

This is how we can create a private SharePoint site.

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Create a public SharePoint site

Now, let us see, how we can create a public SharePoint site that can be accessible by everyone in the organization.

  • Login to Microsoft Office365 using your SharePoint credentials -> Select Office 365 App Launcher and then click on the Admin.
  • Select Show all options and then you can able to see the SharePoint option under Admin centers. Select the option SharePoint.
  • To create a site Click on the + Create site.
  • Select Team site or Communication site.
  • Enter Name of the SharePoint site, and we can also add description which is optional.
  • We can also edit by selecting Edit option and add the site address or group email address.
  • Select the group as public or private. To create a private SharePoint site choose the Public option
  • Choose a default language for the SharePoint site and then select Next.
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Create a Public SharePoint site
  • Enter Owners and Members of the SharePoint Group.
  • Select Finish.

The Public SharePoint site will be created and ready for use in a few seconds.

This is how we can create a public SharePoint site.

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How to change SharePoint site from Private to Public

Now, let us see, how to change the SharePoint site from private to public.

To Change the SharePoint site from private to Public, follow the below steps:

  • Open the SharePoint Online site, and click the Settings Gear Icon.
  • Select Site Information.
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Site information on SharePoint site
  • Scroll down until you see Privacy Settings and change from Private to Public, or vice versa. And then Select Save button.
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Site information SharePoint site

This is how to change the SharePoint site from Private to Public and vice versa.

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In this SharePoint tutorial, we learned how to change the SharePoint site from private to public and covers the below topics:

  • Create private a SharePoint Online site
  • Create a public SharePoint Online site
  • How to change SharePoint site from Private to Public

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