Add people to your group

If you're signed in to a work or school account, the options you see might be different. To learn more, contact your administrator.

If you're a group owner, or if you have permission to manage members, you can add people to your group in three ways:

Note: Invitations expire after 7 days, but requests to join a group never expire.

Invite people to your 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. At the top, click Add members.
  6. At the bottom, next to Directly add members, click Turn off "".
  7. Enter the email addresses of the people to invite.
  8. (Optional) To include an invitation message, enter a message.
  9. Click Send invites.

Using classic Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Near the top right, click Manage members.
  5. On the left, click Members and then Invite members.
  6. Enter the email addresses of people to invite.
  7. Optional: Enter text in the "Write an invitation message" field.
  8. Click Send invites.
  9. To resend or revoke pending invitations, click Members and then Outstanding invites

Add people to your group directly

When you add people directly, you can assign them the member, manager, or owner roles. You can add up to 10 people to your Group at once.

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. At the top, click Add members.
  6. Enter the email addresses of the people to invite.
  7. (Optional) To add a welcome message to the email notification for new members, enter a message.

  8. Click Add members.

Using classic Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Near the top right, click Manage members.
  4. On the left, click Members and then Direct add members.
  5. Enter the email addresses of the people to add.
  6. Enter a welcome message.
  7. Set how members will get email from the group.
  8. Click Add.

Manage requests to join your group

You can view requests to join your group and accept or deny them on an individual basis.

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. At the top, click Pending requests.
  6. Click Approve applicant or Reject applicant.

Using classic Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Near the top right, click Manage members.
  5. On the left, click Membersand thenJoin requests.
  6. Check the box next to a requester.
  7. Click Approve applicant or Reject applicant.

View all members of a group

You can view all group members as well as people who have been banned from 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.

Using classic Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Near the top right, click Manage members.
  5. To see a list of all banned members, near the top left, click Banned.
  6. To search for members, use the search bar on the "Members" page. 
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