How do I view or edit an item's membership?

  1. Open the item.

    Tip: The membership bar shows the item's members and their presence status (online, idle, offline). To quickly remove a member (including yourself), click the person's picture in the membership bar, then select Remove from <item>. If you want to add people or remove multiple people, continue with the next step.

  2. Click View Conversation Members icon in the membership bar to open the list of current members.

    Note: You can't add people to the personal wall that is part of a profile.

  3. Click Manage to open the Manage Members dialog.

    Note: If you don't see the Manage button, the membership is locked and can't be changed.

  4. Optionally, change its visibility, either Only visible to members (members-only Conversation) or Visible to everyone (public Conversation).

  5. Move groups and people to the right column to add them or to the left column to remove them. Use Ctrl+Click to select more than one person or group.

    Note: You can add outside users to Conversations, but not to Social Objects or collections. Outside users' names appear in purple text, and they have icons (Outside user avatar) after their names. For more information on outside users, see Outside Users.

    You can also search by entering part of a person's or group's name, and select them from the list that pops up.

    If your administrator has configured the system to allow you to invite users, you can add someone who isn't an Oracle Social Network user. Enter the person's email address in the search box, then click Invite email_address. When asked if you want to send an invitation, click OK. When you save your changes an email will be sent to the person inviting the person to join Oracle Social Network.

    By default, you see a list of contacts. Click a tab to change your view:

    • Contacts icon Contacts—View a list of your contacts.

    • Groups icon Groups—View a list of your groups.

      Tip: Groups make it easy to add several people in one action. For information about creating groups, see How do I create a group?


  • If you remove yourself from a members-only Conversation, you can't add yourself back. Ask someone who's a member of the Conversation to re-add you.

  • If someone was added to a Conversation as part of a group, you can't remove the person directly from the Conversation. You might be able to remove the person from the group, but that removes you the person from all Conversations the group belongs to.