Allow owners or moderators to add users directly

As a G Suite administrator, you can allow community owners or moderators to directly add users or Google Groups to their domain-restricted communities. This setting is turned off by default. You can turn on this setting for all users in your domain, or you can selectively grant the batch-add privilege to allow specific owners or moderators to add users or Google Groups directly. The added users or Google Groups must be within your domain.

Note: Owners or moderators are not required to be members of a Google Group that they add to the community membership list. With this setting turned on, they will be able to add any Google Groups in your domain to their Google+ communities. For more information on adding Google Groups to communities, see Moderate a Community: Details about groups.

Allow all owners or moderators to add users directly

​To allow all community owners or moderators to add users directly:

  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 Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGoogle+.

  3. Click Advanced settings.

  4. To change the setting by organization, select an organization that has Google+ turned on.

  5. In the Adding users directly section, check the box.

Allow specific owners or moderators to add users directly

You can create a custom admin role with the batch-add privilege and apply that role to specific owners or moderators. 

To create a custom admin role with the batch-add privilege and assign that role to owners or moderators:​

  1. Follow the instructions to Create a custom administrator role.
  2. From the Privileges tab (in the new custom admin role), click Google+ and check the box: Batch-add user groups to communities.
  3. Follow the instructions to Assign the role to a user.
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