What is a community?

A community lets people who share a common interest interact with one another.

What makes a community?

Communities are groups of people with a common interest. A community with public access is available for all to join, while membership of a restricted community is limited to a particular group. You can also start a public community with moderated access, allowing you to control membership and manage access to the community's resources. Public communities and moderated communities are visible to all users, but restricted communities can only be seen by community members.


Whether you are added to or joining a community or starting one of your own, you can use these features to get the most out of your experience.

  • On the navigation bar, click Communities > I’m a Member to see a list of the communities that you belong to.
  • Community owners can access the Members page to add or remove members from your community. All members of the community can view the list of people who belong to the community.
  • Bring information into your community by sharing files and bookmarks with fellow members.
  • Owners can add apps to a community to make extra functionality available to members.
  • Owners can organize community membership using subcommunities to create smaller subsets of members.