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(Optional) Turn off Google Groups in additional Google services

This service controls whether users can access outside groups from their organization accounts on Google Groups, groups.google.com. Outside groups are any groups outside your organization, including consumer groups. By default, the Groups additional service is ON, but you can turn it OFF if necessary.

  • ON—Users in your organization can access outside groups from their organization accounts.

  • OFF—Users in your organization only see your organization's groups from their organization accounts.

Note: Users can always get to outside groups from accounts outside your organization.

To turn off the Google Groups additional service:

Sign in to your Google Admin console.

Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  1. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenAdditional Google services.

    Additional Google services

  2. Scroll down to Google Groups and click the service name to open its settings page.
  3. Under ON for everyone, select OFF for everyone, then click Save.
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