Edit or delete groups

As an administrator, you can edit groups to change their members and roles, access settings, names, descriptions, and email addresses. You can also delete groups. You edit and delete groups in the Google Admin console.

Open the group's management page 

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Groups.

    To see Groups, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Follow the steps below to edit or delete a group.

Edit groups

Add or remove members
  1. Click the name of the group.
  2. Click Members.
  3. Follow the instructions in Add or remove group members.
Change a member's role
  1. Click the name of the group.
  2. Click Members.
  3. Follow the instructions in Assign a group role to users.
Change permission settings for a group role

A group's access level setting determines which permissions apply to each group role—that is owners, managers, and members. 

  1. Click the name of the group.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Follow the instructions in Decide what permissions apply to group roles
  4. Click Save.
Rename a group
  1. Click the name of the group.
  2. On the left, click Rename Group.
  3. Enter a new name and click Rename
Change a group's email address or description
  1. Click the name of the group.
  2. Click Group information.
  3. Point to Group information and click Edit Edit.
    • In the Email field, change the group's email.
    • In the Description field, change the group's description.
  4. Click Save.
Add or change a group's welcome message

Welcome messages are automatically sent to people when they join the group.

  1. Click the name of the group. 
  2. On the group page, do one of the following:
    • To create a message, click Add welcome message, create your message, then click Save.
    • To change the message, click Edit welcome message, make your changes, then click Save.
    • To remove the message, click Clear welcome message, then click OK. 

Delete groups

When you delete a group, the group cannot be restored. Members don't have access to files or anything else shared in the group. And, messages sent to the group's address are not delivered. However, the members' user accounts are not deleted.

Delete a single group
  1. Point to the group you want to delete and click More More and then Delete Group
  2. Click Delete Group to confirm.
Delete multiple groups
  1. Check the boxes next to the groups you want to delete.
  2. Click Remove and then Delete Group

More help for Groups admins 

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