From the Admin console Home page, go to Groups.
If you don't see Groups on the Home page, at the bottom, click More controls.
Requires having the Groups administrator privilege.
In the upper left, click Create group.
- Enter the following information, then click Next:
Setting Description NameA name that identifies the group in lists and messages. Use these guidelines:
- Group names can be up to 60 characters long.
- If you have lots of groups, give them names that make it easy to identify their purpose.
The purpose of the group or how it's used. You could include information about group members, group content, FAQs, links to related groups, and so on.
The address used for sending email to all members of the group. If your organization's Google Account has multiple domains, select the appropriate domain from the list.
Some words are reserved and can't be used as email addresses. View reserved words.
Group owner(s) (Optional) Search for the name or email address of users who will have the owner role for this group
- Choose settings for group members with owner, manager, and member roles. Then choose whether the group is open to the entire organization and people outside the organization (external users):
Select a preconfigured access type or choose settings manually:
- Public—Open to anyone in your organization. Depending on your settings, it can also be open to people outside your organization. Groups with the Public setting might get more spam messages. Malicious senders often send spam to email addresses they find on public websites.
- Team—Open to a specific team in your organization. Select this setting to create a group for a specific internal department or team.
- Announcement only—Used to broadcast information to a group. For example, use this setting for a group that receives company news.
- Restricted—A private group setting for employees who share private or sensitive information.
- Custom—Shows that settings have been manually configured.
Choose settings for each category of users. These settings form the basis of what people are allowed to do in the group. However, you can also set role-based permissions for the group in Google Groups, groups.google.com. Learn about group roles.
Note: The External category includes anyone outside your organization. External people can be group members or non-members.
- Contact owners—Who is allowed to email group owners directly.
- View members—Who is allowed to view group members.
- View topics—Who is allowed to view topics posted in the group. Non-members outside your organization (External) can only view topics if Groups for Business sharing options are set to Public on the Internet.
- Publish posts—Who is allowed to publish messages to the group.
Choose whether group members who have the owner, manager, or member role can add people to the group directly, invite people to join the group, and approve requests to join the group.
Who can join the group
Choose how to add people to the group:
- Anyone in the organization can ask—People in the organization must ask and then be approved before they can join the group
- Anyone in the organization can join—People in the organization can add themselves to the group directly
- Only invited users—People can join the group only if they’re invited
Allow members outside your organization
Turn this setting off to prevent external people from being added to the group. Or turn the setting on to allow external people in the group.
Note: G Suite Groups administrators can always add external people to groups from the Admin console regardless of this setting.
- Click Create Group.Wait a few minutes for your new group to become active before sending a message to it. Otherwise, you might get a notification that your message couldn't be delivered.
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