Set up Google Groups

This article is for G Suite administrators. To manage your own groups, visit the Google Groups help.

What do you want to do with Google Groups?

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Create simple email mailing lists

Choose this option if you only want:

  • Public or private mailing lists for your organization or team
  • Announcement-only mailing lists

Help me decide: If you want to create groups yourself and you don't need advanced features such as message moderation, email subscription settings, and message archiving, choose this option.

Set up simple mailing lists

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Set up web forums, collaborative inboxes, or advanced groups 

Choose this option to:

  • Create public or private mailing lists, web forums, and collaborative inboxes
  • Use advanced features such as message moderation and email subscriptions
  • Have discussions in email and on groups.google.com
  • Enable user participation in interactive online discussions 

Help me decide: If you want to create groups yourself, and let users create their own groups, as well as manage their own subscription settings, choose this option.

Set up advanced groups

Migrate and sync email lists from my LDAP server

Choose this option to:

  • Migrate existing mailing lists and memberships from your LDAP server to Google Groups
  • Use synchronization tools: Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS) or the Directory API

Migrate mailing lists from your LDAP server to Google Groups

Create a group & use it to turn on other Google services for teams in my organization

Choose this option to:

  • Turn on other Google services, such as Drive or YouTube, for a set of users without changing your organizational structure

Create a group that controls access to other Google services

 

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