Context menu 'Manage access' is missing for some users

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While I have the context menu 'Manage access' in modern lists or libraries (see attached screenshot) some users in my company miss this context menu. Can anybody tell me why it is so? I must add that these users are Site Coll. Admin or site owners.

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I have Global Admin on a number of tenants and I have never seen this menu item. Is it new and therefore First Release? Are the other users not on First Release cycle? 

That menu item is the one that shows up when you click the three dots in a document or in a list item

@Juan Carlos González Martín 


Yes, I have never seen that menu item on the … in all the tenants I have access too. 

@Eric ALEXANDRE I have noticed today that some users (including myself, in the SharePoint Admin role) DO NOT have this menu item, while some other users in the same tenant DO have this menu item. I don't know why this is happening.  I came here wondering the same thing as you.

Hi all, Has anyone managed to resolve this? I have 2 users on the same document library. Both are 'Owners' on the library. One person has the context menu 'Manage Access' on a file in the library, the other does not. I have really tried to research this extensively, and bar calling Microsoft i do not seem to find anything. Thanks in advance.


This is missing for my site co-owner. I see the menu option but they don't. After checking and re-checking permission settings, I'm at a loss on what to try next.


For a few weeks all my colleagues have had this option, so I guess this feature has not been fully rolled out on your tenant.

I am facing the similar problem where i have added the users through Direct Access option under Manage Access and I am not able to see those users in Direct access list of users and neither in the advanced option, however, when I do a check permission I can see the users having the access. Any suggestions ?