Get started with Groups

Overview: What can you do with Groups?

Google Groups makes it easy for groups of people—such as project teams, departments, or classmates—to communicate and collaborate. You can send an email to everyone in a group with one address, invite a group to an event, or share documents with a group. You can also create an online forum to discuss a popular technology or answer questions about a product.

Note: This guide covers Google Groups for Business, which includes additional features for G Suite accounts. If you don’t see the features below, please contact your G Suite administrator.

What you need:
10 minutes
Account G Suite account

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Table of contents

Section 1: Find and join a group

1.1 Find your groups
1.2 Join a new group

Section 2: Post topics and responses

2.1 Find a topic
2.2 Star important topics
2.3 Respond to a topic
2.4 Start a new topic
2.5 Resolve a topic
2.6 Delete a post in a topic

Section 3: Create a group

3.1 Choose your group type
3.2 Create your group and set basic permissions
3.3  Invite members

Section 4: Collaborate with your team

4.1 Email a group
4.2 Invite a group to a calendar event
4.3 Share Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms

Section 5: Manage groups

5.1 Mark groups as favorites
5.2 View and edit membership settings

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