Do I need to create a team in order to collaborate with others?

No. In MindMeister, you can share mind maps with any other user and collaborate with them on your maps. You do not need to be part of the same team in order to collaborate, nor do you need to be on a paid plan.

The Benefits of Forming a Team

Although you don't need to be part of a team in order to collaborate with others, forming a team in MindMeister has many benefits and is particularly useful for businesses, schools, and all other types of organizations:

- As the administrator of a team, you are able to manage the licenses and the billing of all your team members.

- You are able to add, remove or disable team members as needed.

- You are able to create user groups within your team in order to quickly share maps with multiple people at once. For instance, you may create a team for your entire organization, and form individual groups for the members of different departments.

- You are able to create a customized login domain for your team and customize MindMeister's appearance to fit your brand. 

- For security purposes, you can allow team members to access MeisterLabs products only from a certain IP range, e.g. from your offices.

Please note that the ability to form teams starts at the Pro level, but that some of the features mentioned above are only available for teams in our Business plan.

How to Form a Team:

To form a team, you first need to purchase licenses for all team members (a team of 10 people requires 10 Pro or 10 Business licenses). You can then invite your colleagues to join your team, either by inviting them via email or by sending them a secure link.  

You can learn more about how to manage your team in this article