Manage your groups

Set group visibility


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

The Google Groups directory is a browsable listing of all the groups in your G Suite account. Group members can always see the groups they belong to in the directory. As a G Suite Groups administrator, however, you can control whether the group is visible or discoverable to non-members. 

Set group visibility

Using new Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the left, click Group settings.
  5. Under Who can see group, select an option.
  6. Click Save changes.
Using classic Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the right, click Manage group.
  5. Select the settings you want to change under Basic permissions and Access permissions in the menu on the left. To ensure content within a group is restricted to the correct users, make sure the View topic setting is at least as restrictive as the Group visibility setting. For example, set both to Members of the group.
  6. On the left, go to Informationand thenGroup visibility.​

  7. Select an option from the list, then click Save. The options available here depend on your organization's Groups for Business settings

Note: It can take up to 48 hours for a group to appear in the directory after the List this group in the directory setting has been enabled.

Using APIs

When you create a group using the Directory API, the default for the View topics option is All members of the group. To view and update visibility settings, use the Directory API and Groups Settings API, or the third-party tool, Google Apps Manager (GAM).

For sample scripts you can customize, see GitHub.

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