Change ownership of a group

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If you're changing roles or getting additional help running a Google Group or Currents community, you can transfer or share ownership. You can also share responsibility for a group with multiple managers.

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Note: If you're sharing ownership, the new owner must be a member of the community for at least 2 weeks.

Share ownership of a group with a member

Using new Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the left, click Members.
  5. Point to a member and under Role, select Owner.
Using classic Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Open your group and at the top, click Manage members.
  5. Check the box next to the person you want to make an owner and click Actionsand thenAdd to roleand thenOwner.

Add managers to a group

Using new Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the left, click Members.
  5. Point to the member whose settings you want to change and check the box next to their name.
  6. On the right, click Change role.
  7. Select the Manager role.
Using classic Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. In your group, click Manage members.
  5. Select the people you want to make managers.
  6. Select Actions and thenAdd to roleand thenManager.

 Remove yourself as owner of a group

Using new Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the left, click Members.
  5. Assign someone else to be the group owner. Point to a member and under Role, select Owner.
  6. Point to your name, then select a different role.
Using classic Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Assign someone else to be the group owner. See Share ownership of a group, above.
  5. Open the group and at the top, click Manage members.
  6. Check the box next to your name and click Actionsand thenRemove from roleand thenOwner.

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Share ownership of a community

  1. Open Currents.
  2. Click Communities. 
  3. In the community, click More and thenManage members.
  4. Next to the person you want to make an owner, click More  and choose an option.
  5. If the person is already a moderator, click Promote from moderator to owner.
  6. If the person isn’t a moderator, click Promote from member to moderator. Then, click More and thenPromote from moderator to owner.

Remove your ownership of a community

  1. Open Currents.

  2. In the community, click Moreand thenManage members.
  3. Next to your name, click Moreand choose an option.
  4. To make yourself a moderator, click Step down from owner to moderator.
  5. To make yourself a member, click Step down from owner to member.
  6. To remove yourself from the community, click Moreand thenLeave community.
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