Manage topic permissions in Microsoft Viva Topics

You can manage topic permissions settings in the Microsoft 365 admin center. You must be a global administrator or SharePoint administrator to perform these tasks.

With topic permissions settings you can choose:

  • Which users can create and edit topics: Create new topics that were not found during discovery or edit existing topic details.
  • Which users can manage topics: Access the topic management center and view feedback on topics as well as move topics through the lifecycle.

To access topics management settings:

  1. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, click Settings, then Org settings.

  2. On the Services tab, click Topic experiences.

    Connect people to knowledge

  3. Select the Topic permissions tab. See the following sections for information about each setting.

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Change who has permissions to update topic details

To update who has permissions to create and edit topics:

  1. On the Topic permissions tab, under Who can create and edit topics, select Edit.

  2. On the Who can create and edit topics page, you can select:

    • Everyone in your organization
    • Only selected people or security groups
    • No one

    Create and edit topics

  3. Select Save.

To update who has permissions to manage topics:

  1. On the Topic permissions tab, under Who can manage topics, select Edit.

  2. On the Who can manage topics page, you can select:

    • Everyone in your organization
    • Selected people or security groups

    Manage topics

  3. Select Save.

See also

Manage topic discovery in Microsoft Viva Topics

Manage topic visibility in Microsoft Viva Topics

Change the name of the topic center in Microsoft Viva Topics