Create & respond to posts

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You can start or join conversations in Google Groups by posting a new message or responding to posts in your groups.

Start a new conversation

Start a group discussion about a topic you’re interested in.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. At the top left, click New conversation.
  4. Enter your message.
  5. Click Post message.

Read and respond to posts

You can read and respond to posts using Google Groups or email, depending on how the group is set up.

Respond via Google Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. Click the message you want to read.
  4. Choose whether to reply to the group or individually:

    • To reply to the group, below the message text, click Reply all. Compose your replyand thenclick Post Message.
    • To reply only to the person who posted, below the message text, click Reply to author.  Your browser opens your configured email client to the message compose screen. Compose your replyand thenclick Send. This option is only available if:
      • You’re using a Google Account.
      • You have browser configured to open mailto links.
      • You have the Who can view member email addresses permission.
    • To forward a message, below the message text, click Forward. Enter some message textand thenclick Send.

Respond via email

  1. Click the post in your email inbox. You can select any email in the conversation thread to reply to.
  2. To respond only to the person who posted, select Reply. To respond to the whole group, select Reply all.

Choose who will receive your posts

If you're a group owner or manager, you can decide whether members can reply via email to the entire group or only to certain members of the group. You can also choose to have every message sent to a specified email address. 

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. On the left, go to Group settingsand thenEmail options.

  4. At the top right, next to Advanced, click Turn on "".
  5. Under Post replies to, click the displayed optionand thenchoose the option you want.
  6. Click Save changes.

Delete a post

If you posted something, you can remove it. If you have the Who can moderate content permission, you can remove any post.

  1. Open the post you want to delete.
  2. In the message on the right, click More""and thenDelete.
  3. In the confirmation box, click OK.

Note: If a post is inappropriate, you can delete it and report it as abuse.

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