Manage groups from an Android device

This article is for administrators. To manage your own groups, visit the Google Groups help.You must be a Super Admin to perform these tasks.

With Google Groups, you and your team can send email messages and meeting invitations, as well as share documents, using a single group address.

When you add a user to a group, you can easily assign them a role: owner, manager, or member. Their role determines what they can do in the group.

Manage groups

Create a group
  1. Open the Google Admin app "". Set up now
  2. If necessary, switch to your administrator account: Tap Menu Menu and then Down Arrow Down Arrow to choose another account.
  3. Tap Menu "" and then Groups.

    Requires having the Groups administrator privilege.

  4. Tap Add "" and enter the following details: 
    Option Description
    Group name
    Name that identifies the group in lists and messages. Use these guidelines:
    • Names can be up to 73 characters long.
    • Use names that make it easy to identify the group’s purpose.

     

     

    Group email

    ​Email address used for the group. If more than one domain is displayed, select the appropriate domain from the list. Email addresses can be up to 63 characters long. This limit doesn't include the domain portion of the address, such as @gmail.com.

    Some words are reserved and can't be used as email addresses. View reserved words.

    If you're creating your group in a work or school account, your email address might include a suffix, such as -user-created. For example, if your group name is training, the actual email address might be training-user-created@your_domain.

    Group description

    Purpose of the group or how it's used. The information appears on the group’s About page. You could include information about group members, group content, an FAQ, links to related groups, and so on.

  5. Tap Done "" .
  6. (Optional) To add members to your group:
    1. Tap Add user "" and choose an option:
      • To add users, tap Existing usersand thenthe userand thenMember and assign a role.
      • To add a group, tap Groupand thenthe group.
      • To add users outside of your organization, tap External users and enter their email addresses. Then, tap Member and assign a role.
    2. Tap Done "" .
Edit group details

You can edit any group in your domain to change its name, email address, or description.

  1. Open the Google Admin app "". Set up now
  2. If necessary, switch to your administrator account: Tap Menu Menu and then Down Arrow Down Arrow to choose another account.
  3. Tap Menu "" and then Groups.

    Requires having the Groups administrator privilege.

  4. Tap the name of a group.
  5. Tap Edit "" and make any changes.
  6. Tap Done "" .
Delete a group
  1. Open the Google Admin app "". Set up now
  2. If necessary, switch to your administrator account: Tap Menu Menu and then Down Arrow Down Arrow to choose another account.
  3. Tap Menu "" and then Groups.

    Requires having the Groups administrator privilege.

  4. Tap the name of a group.
  5. Tap Delete ""and thenDelete to confirm.

Manage group members

Add members to a group

You can add members individually or add all members of another group.

  1. Open the Google Admin app "". Set up now
  2. If necessary, switch to your administrator account: Tap Menu Menu and then Down Arrow Down Arrow to choose another account.
  3. Tap Menu "" and then Groups.

    Requires having the Groups administrator privilege.

  4. Tap the name of a group.
  5. Tap Add user "" and choose an option:
    • To add users, tap Existing usersand thenthe userand thenMember and assign a role.
    • To add a group, tap Groupand thenthe group.
    • To add users outside of your organization, tap External users and enter their email addresses. Then, tap Member and assign a role.
  6. Tap Done "" .
Change a member’s role
  1. Open the Google Admin app "". Set up now
  2. If necessary, switch to your administrator account: Tap Menu Menu and then Down Arrow Down Arrow to choose another account.
  3. Tap Menu "" and then Groups.

    Requires having the Groups administrator privilege.

  4. Tap the name of a group.
  5. Tap the user whose role you want to change.
  6. Tap Change Role.
  7. Tap an option to reassign the user's role.
Remove a group member
  1. Open the Google Admin app "". Set up now
  2. If necessary, switch to your administrator account: Tap Menu Menu and then Down Arrow Down Arrow to choose another account.
  3. Tap Menu "" and then Groups.

    Requires having the Groups administrator privilege.

  4. Tap the name of the group where you want to remove a group member.
  5. Tap Remove Memberand thenRemove to confirm.
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