Membership transfers affect access to groups

You can add members with non-G Suite email addresses to groups. If you later create G Suite user accounts for those email addresses, group memberships are automatically transferred to the new accounts. Transfers usually happen within 24 hours. However, it can take up to 4 days to transfer all memberships to the new accounts.

Issues that might occur during membership transfers

During membership transfers, you and your users might experience these issues: 

  • The member's G Suite profile might be grayed out in the Admin console
  • Members might not be able to access or view groups they belong to
  • Members might not see documents or folders shared with a group

Group email delivery is unaffected during membership transfers.

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