Group owners and managers can view and edit the details of their groups.
Change group settings
- Sign in to Google Groups.
- Click the name of a group.
- On the left, click Group settings.
- Enter information and choose settings for the group.
- Click Save changes.
Enter a name that identifies the group in lists and messages. Use these guidelines:
Enter an email address for the group. If more than one domain is displayed, select the appropriate domain from the list. Email addresses can be up to 63 characters long. This limit doesn't include the domain portion of the address, such as @gmail.com.
Some words are reserved and can't be used as email addresses. View reserved words.
If you're creating your group in a work or school account, your email address might include a suffix, such as -user-created. For example, if your group name is training, the actual email address might be training-user-created@your_domain.
Enter the purpose of the group or how it's used. The information appears on the group’s About page. You could include information about group members, group content, an FAQ, links to related groups, and so on.
|Welcome message||Enter, edit, or delete a welcome message for your group. See Add or change a group's welcome message.|
|Enable additional Google Groups features||Select the option to make the group a Collaborative Inbox. See Make a group a Collaborative Inbox.|
|Shared labels||Check the box to turn on the ability to label conversations for easier organization and search. See Create and use labels.|
|Who can see group||
Choose an option for who can find the group by searching for the group’s name, email address, or conversations:
|Who can join group||
Choose an option:
|Allow external members||
Choose whether to allow people outside of your organization to become group members.
This option appears only for groups you create from a work or school account, and only if your administrator enables the option to let group owners allow external members.
|Who can view conversations||Choose who can see conversations posted to the group.|
|Who can post||Choose who can send messages to the group email address.|
|Who can view members||Choose who can view the group's member list.|
|Group content classification||
Choose whether the group content is suitable for everyone or adults only. If you choose adults only, you can’t change this setting later.
This option appears only for groups you create in the public googlegroups.com domain.
|Identification required for new members||
Choose the form of identity required for new members.
If you select the display name option, to prevent multiple members from using the same identity, check the Display names must be unique box.
|Who can contact group owners||Choose which users can contact members with the owner role in the group.|
|Who can view member email addresses||Choose which users can view the email addresses of group members.|
|Allow Email Posting||
Check this box to let people post messages to the group. If you uncheck this box, people can't send messages to the group using the group's email address.
|Allow web posting||Check this box to let people send messages to the group using the Google Groups interface (groups.google.com).|
Turn on conversation history so that members can view posts in Google Groups anytime.
Group owners and managers can turn the feature on or off for each of their groups.
If you have the legacy free edition of G Suite, upgrade to Google Workspace to get this feature.
|Who can reply privately to authors||Choose which users can privately reply to authors, as opposed to the whole group.|
|Who can attach files||Choose which users can attach files, such as documents or photos.|
|Who can moderate content||Choose which users can approve, block, and delete messages in the group.|
|Who can moderate metadata||Choose which users can use Collaborative Inbox features.|
|Who can post as group||Choose which users can post messages from the group's email address instead of their own email address.|
Choose the default address for messages sent from the group:
Choose whether to review and approve messages before sending them to the group:
To learn how to moderate messages, see Approve or block new messages.
|New member restrictions||
Choose the initial posting privileges for members when you add them to the group:
You can change these settings at any time for a given member.
|Spam message handling||
Choose how to handle messages sent to the group when the system marks them as spam:
|Rejected message notification||Choose whether to notify senders when messages are rejected instead of being delivered to the group.|
Automatically add a prefix to the subject line of group messages. A prefix helps identify email from the group.
Choose what appears in the footer of group email messages:
|Group email language||Enter the language to be used for system-generated information such as notifications and email footers.|
Check the boxes to send automatic replies to incoming messages from group members or non-members inside or outside your organization.
This option appears only if you’re signed in to a work or school account.
|Post replies to||
Choose where replies to group posts are sent:
Turn conversation mode on or off. Conversation mode determines what happens to new messages that share the exact same subject as an existing thread that has recent activity but aren’t sent as replies to that thread.
When conversation mode is on, these types of messages are added to the thread as a reply. When this mode is off, these messages generate a new thread.
If you turn conversation mode off, any messages already in a thread remain unchanged. Only new messages are affected.
|Who can manage members||Choose who can add or remove members.|
|Who can modify custom roles||Choose who can change permissions for group roles.|
|Custom roles||Create and edit custom roles for your group. See Create or edit a custom role.|