Set basic permissions

You can use basic permissions to customize who can join, post, and view topics in your group.

Here’s how to set basic permissions for your group:

  1. Open Google Groups.
  2. Click My Groups > name of the group you want to edit.
  3. Click Manage in the upper-right corner.
  4. Click Permissions > Basic Permissions.

Once you’re on the Basic Permissions page, you can adjust the following settings.

Setting Description How to make changes
View topics Choose who can read your group’s posts. You can select managers, all members, or make your topics public. Click the Select group of users drop-down and pick an option.
Post Choose who can share posts with the group. You can select managers, all members, or make your topics public. Click the Select group of users drop-down and pick an option.
Join the group Choose who can become a member of the group. You can make your group public, only available to invited users, or let anyone to ask to join (you can then approve or deny their membership request). Click the Select who can join drop-down and pick an option.
New member question Automatically ask a question to the people who want to join your group. You can ask why someone wants to join the group, or just collect fun trivia to share with your group. 1. In the “Join the group” setting, select “Anyone can ask.” 2. Type your text in the box next to “New member question,” then click Save in the upper-left corner.

Learn about the difference between role permissions and group permissions.