Control who can add Google+ users directly

As a G Suite administrator, you can control who can add users and groups to Google+ communities directly (without sending an invitation). You can allow all community owners and moderators to add users directly. Or, you can use the batch-add privilege to allow only specific admins to add users or groups directly.

To add or be added, the user must be in the domain or organization that has Google+ turned on. You don't have to be a member of the group to add it to the community. 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

  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 organizational unit, on the left, select an organization that has Google+ turned on.
  5. Hover over the Adding users directly section and click Edit Edit.
  6. Check the allow box.
  7. Click Save.

Allow only admins with batch-add privilege to add users directly

You can create a custom admin role with the batch-add privilege. Then, apply that role to specific owners or moderators so they can batch-add users to communities. ​

  1. Follow the steps in Create a custom administrator role to create and name a custom role.
  2. On the Privileges tab (in the new custom admin role), expand Services and then Google+.
  3. Check the Batch-add user groups to communities box.
  4. Follow the instructions to Assign the role to a user.
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