Create a group

As an administrator, you can create a group for your organization in the Google Admin console or using the Google Groups for Business service. With Groups for Business, you can customize certain settings, such as what type of group you create. You might want a web forum for interactive discussions rather than an email list for announcements.

Create a group

Create a group in the Admin console
  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. At the bottom, click Add Add.
  4. Enter the following details:
    • Name of the group—For details about permitted group names, see Username and group name guidelines.
    • Group email address—If your organization's Google account has multiple domains, select the appropriate domain from the drop-down list.
    • (Optional) Description—You can use the description to help users determine the purpose of the group. For example, you can include information about who should join, the types of messages you should send to the group, links to FAQs about the group, related groups, and so on.
    • Access Level—Choose an access level from the drop-down list. Learn more about assigning access levels to a group.
    • (Optional) Add all users—Check the box to add all users in your organization to the group.
  5. Add users to your groups. For details, see Add users to groups
  6. Click Create
Create a group in Groups for Business
  1. Go to groups.google.com/a/your-domain.com to open Groups for Business.
  2. If prompted, sign in with your administrator account (ends in @yourdomain.com). 
  3. Follow the user instructions to create a group.
  4. Add users to your groups. For details, see Add users to groups

Next steps

The group automatically appears in your Groups directory, which all users can access. It can take up to 24 hours for a new group to appear.

If you want to hide a group from the directory, you need to allow group owners to hide groups. For details, see Set Groups for Business sharing options.

After you create a group

After you create a groups, add users. Wait a few minutes for your new group to become active before sending a message to it. Otherwise, you might get a notification that your message could not be delivered.

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