Set up groups for your team

As an administrator, you can control how your team uses groups.

Turn on Groups for Business

1. Decide how to use Google Groups in your organization
Choose whether to create groups only in the Admin console, or let your users create their own groups in Google Groups for Business. For the latter, you must turn on Groups for Business—unless you set up your Google Cloud account to automatically turn on new services. Learn how to turn Groups for Business on or off.

2. Set sharing options for Google Groups for Business
If you turned on Groups for Business, set sharing options to specify how your Groups service is used. Specify options such as who can use the service, who can create groups, and whether users can add external members.

3. Customize the web address for your Groups service
If you turned on Groups for Business, you can make it easier for your users to find the Groups directory by changing the web address to something easy to remember. For example, users can access the Groups directory at instead of at the longer default address

4. Migrate mailing lists from LDAP servers
If you have mailing lists on an LDAP server, you can migrate them to Google Groups using Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS). Using this tool, you can create groups for the mailing lists on your LDAP server. GCDS synchronizes only groups and their memberships, not group contents or settings. Learn more about GCDS.

5. Create groups
Create groups for your organization, such as mailing lists, web forums, and Q&A forums. If you've turned on Groups for Business, you can create groups that are collaborative inboxes. These groups can be useful to technical support or customer service teams.

Support your users

6. Support your users
If you've turned on Groups for Business, tell your users about the service. We provide an email template that you can use to announce Google Groups to your users.

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