G Suite license requirements for Groups for Business

This article is for G Suite administrators. To manage your own groups, visit the Google Groups help." "

Google Groups for Business is a G Suite core service. As an administrator, you control your organization's settings for this service in the Google Admin console. Groups for Business settings and your G Suite license type determine what your organization can do in the Google Groups interface (groups.google.com).

License types, Groups for Business settings & features

G Suite license type Groups for Business setting What you can do in groups.google.com
Any G Suite license On
  • Create and delete groups
  • Manage group members and roles
  • Manage group permissions
  • View and edit group settings
G Suite Basic or above - Upgrade to G Suite Basic On

All of the above plus:

  • Post messages in Groups
  • Moderate and archive group messages
Any G Suite license Off
  • Groups (groups.google.com) is not available to your organization. If the Google Groups additional service is on for your organization, however, users can still view external groups from their accounts in your organization. Additional Google services.
  • You can create email list groups in the Google Admin console or in the Groups API when Groups for Business is Off. 

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