Team maintainers and organization owners can determine whether a team is visible or secret.

Teams can be visible or secret:

  • Visible teams can be viewed and @mentioned by every organization member.
  • Secret teams are only visible to the people on the team and people with owner permissions. They're great for hiding teams with sensitive names or members, such as those used for working with external partners or clients. Secret teams cannot be nested under parent teams or have child teams.

Tip: If a team has child or parent teams, you cannot make it a secret team.

  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. Select the team or teams whose visibility you'd like to change. List of teams with two teams selected

  5. Above the list of teams, use the drop-down menu and click Change visibility. Drop-down menu with option to change team visibility
  6. Choose whether to make the team or teams visible or secret, then click Change visibility. Radio buttons for making a team visible or secret and Change visibility button