Edit a group

As an administrator, you can edit any group in your domain to change its membership, roles, access settings, name and description, and email address (Google Groups for Business only). Just go to the group's page in your Admin console and make the changes.

To access the group's page in your Admin console:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. Click Groups.
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  3. Click the name of the group you want to modify.
To add members
  1. In the Admin console, click Manage users or Add users to group.
  2. Enter the user names or email addresses of the users you want to add to the group. Separate each entry with commas.
  3. Optionally, change the role from Member to Owner or Manager.
  4. Click Add.
To remove members
  1. Check the box next to the members you want to remove.
  2. Click Remove members.
Note:
  • Members you remove no longer receive email addressed to the group.
  • Removing a member from a group does not delete the user's account.
  • If you delete the group owner, the group still works normally. As an administrator, you can manage the group or assign ownership to another user.
To change a member's group role
  1. Check the box next to the members whose roles you want to change.
  2. In the More Actions drop-down list, select the role. Learn more about group roles
To change access settings for a group
  1. Do one of the following:
    • If the Google Groups for Business service is enabled, click Access settings. You'll be taken to the group's Access settings tab in your Google Groups for Business service.
    • If the Google Groups for Business service is disabled, click Roles and permissions.
  2. Select the access setting you want to use.
  3. Click Save.
To change a group's name and description

Go to the group's page in your Admin console.

  1. Click Change group info.
  2. Change the group's name or description.
  3. Click Save group info.
To change a group's email address
Note: You can change the email address of a group only if the Google Groups for Business service is enabled.

Once you change a group's address:

  • Email messages sent to the original address are not delivered.
  • The web address (URL) for the group, (including its discussion archive) is changed, so the group can no longer be accessed at its original URL.

To allow members to continue to receive messages addressed to the group's original address, create another group with that address, and then add the group's new address as a member. Messages sent to the original address will then be forwarded to the new address.

  1. Click View in groups service.
  2. Click Manage at the top right of the page.
  3. Click Information > General information.
  4. Change the Group name.
  5. Click Save.