What privacy settings should I use for my padlet?

Updated 12 hours ago by Julia Carnes

Basic and Pro

Basic and Pro accounts have five privacy settings, which you can adjust by going to a padlet and clicking Share. Here is what the settings mean!

  • Private: Only you and the people you add by email can access this padlet.
  • Password: Visitors will be required to enter a password to access this padlet.
  • Secret: Anyone with the link can access the padlet, but the link will be hidden from Google and public areas of Padlet. [This is the default setting!]
  • Members Only: Visitors with the link are required to log in to access this padlet.
  • Public: The padlet will be public. It can show up in Google searches and can be featured by Padlet on the homepage.

Beyond these privacy settings, you can also add visitor permissions, which will let you control how others can interact with the padlet.

  • Can read: Visitors can view the padlet and the posts. They cannot add new posts, edit existing posts, or change the padlet.
  • Can write: Visitors can view and add posts. They cannot edit and approve others' posts, modify and delete padlet, or invite collaborators.
  • Can edit: Visitors can view, add posts, and edit and approve others' posts. They cannot modify and delete padlet or invite collaborators.

If you invite other members via email, you can also give them administrative privileges, which would allow them to modify the padlet itself.

Backpack and Briefcase

Most of the privacy settings for Backpack and Briefcase accounts are the same as the Basic and Pro settings.

The only difference is that instead of a public option, you can share padlets Org wide.

Organization-wide padlets can only be viewed by folks who also are members of the Backpack or Briefcase account.

Org-wide padlets also show up on users' Dashboards, so if it's not meant to be viewed by everyone in the organization, you might not want to pick this privacy level.


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