You can nest a team under a parent team, or change or remove a nested team's parent.

Organization owners can change the parent of any team. Team maintainers can change a team's parent if they are maintainers for the child team and the new parent team.


  • You cannot change a team's parent to a secret team. For more information, see "About teams."
  • You cannot nest a parent team beneath one of its child teams.
  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization. organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Teams. Teams tab

  4. In the list of teams, click the name of the team whose parent you'd like to change. List of the organization's teams

  5. Under the team name, click Settings. Team settings tab

  6. Use the drop-down menu to choose a parent team, or to remove an existing parent, select Clear selected value. Drop-down menu listing the organization's teams

  7. Click Update.
  8. Read the information about changed repository access permissions, then click Confirm new parent team. Modal box with information the changes in repository access permissions

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