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

  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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