I'm very new to SharePoint and trying SP2013.

I'm able to share a document in Document library using the ellipses ... from the UI. However I expected the same with list items which is not available. (neither in the ribbon nor in the ellipses menu).

Please let me know is this a limitation on SharePoint or an issue with permissions?

  • You want to share whole document library?
    – Aanchal
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 7:58
  • No. I want to share only a selected list item.
    – user25180
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 8:20

2 Answers 2


In SharePoint Online, you can manage permissions for a list item by clicking the ellipses, then "Advanced settings" and then "manage permissions". "Manage permissions" is the same as "Share".


This functionality is not built in, but you could add such a UI-Menu Point via Code. Like mentioned here: How can i add a new link to the ECB(Context Menu) sharepoint 2013 list item


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