Waiting period for full members

This feature is only available to organization administrators.

Some organization settings allow permissions to be limited to all members or just full members. Full members are members whose accounts are older than the configured waiting period which can be configured as:

  • No waiting period
  • Members with accounts less than 3 days old
  • Members with accounts less than N days old, for some N.

This functionality can be useful to limit what "disruptive features" a new user has access to until they are familiar with Zulip and the rules of your organization.

For large Zulips where anyone can join, we recommend setting the waiting period to at least a few days old (we suggest starting with N = 3), to make it easier to cope with spammers and confused users.

Currently, the following permissions support limiting access to only full members:

Manage the waiting period

  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.