Assign group roles to a user
When you add a user to a group, you can assign a role to them that determines what they can do in that group. You can assign the role of owner, manager, or member to each user you add to a group.
A group owner can:
- Send messages to the group
- Add or remove group members
- Change member roles—for example, from member to owner
- Change any of the group's settings
- Delete the group
If Groups for Business is on, users are automatically the owners of groups they create. However, users can edit their groups to remove their ownership.
If Groups for Business is off, users who are group owners can only send messages to their groups and view a group's members (they have no other control over the group).
A group can have multiple owners.
Note: A Google Group cannot be the owner of another Google Group.
The manager role is available only if Groups for Business is turned on. A group manager can do everything an owner can do, except make another member an owner or delete the group. A group can have multiple managers.
Note: A Google Group cannot be the manager of another Google Group.
Depending on the settings for a group, members may be able to send messages to the group. If Groups for Business is on, members may also be able to:
- Subscribe to a group
- View a group's discussion archives
- View a group's members list
If Groups for Business is on, members can unsubscribe from any group they are a member of.