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Add a group to another group

This feature requires turning on Google Groups for Business.


When you want to create a group with many members, you can save time by adding other groups to the list, rather than adding members individually. For example, if you’ve already created groups that include all of the members you want to add, then you can add these groups to your existing group.

If you need to add or remove a member from multiple groups, you just edit the smaller group to which the member belongs. All of the larger groups are updated automatically.


  • You can only add groups that are in the same domain as the larger group.
  • If you add groups to another group, you need to set the Post permission for these groups to All organization members. Otherwise, messages may not be received by members of the individual groups.
  • Groups that are added do not inherit the permissions of the group they are added to. For example, the added group does not inherit the group setting for who can post to the larger group.

To add a group to an existing group:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. Click Groups

  3. Click the name of the group you want to modify.

  4. Click Add users to group Add users to group.

  5. Enter the name of the group you want to add to the selected group. 
    Note: Multiple group names must be separated with commas.

  6. Optionally, set the role from Member to Owner.

  7. Click Add.

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