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.

Limitations on adding people to groups

  • Maximum group members—A group can have unlimited members, so there’s no limit to the number of people you can invite, add directly, or approve to join a group.
  • Child accounts—You can’t add a user with a child Google Account to a group through any method.

Invite people to your group

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. On the left, click Members.
  4. At the top, click Add members.
  5. At the bottom, next to Directly add members, click Turn off "".
  6. Enter the email addresses of the people to invite.
  7. (Optional) To include an invitation message, enter a message.
  8. Click Send invites.
  9. To manage invitations:
    1. On the left, click Pending members.
    2. Take one of the following actions:
      • To resend a single invitation, point to the invitationand thenon the right, click Resend invitation "". Invitations automatically expire after 7 days, but you can resend them any time.
      • To cancel a single invitation, point to the invitationand thenon the right, click Cancel invitation "".
      • To resend or cancel multiple invitations, check the boxes next to the invitationsand thenabove the list on the right, click Resend invitation "" or Cancel invitation "".

Add people to your group directly

When you add people directly, you can assign them the member, manager, or owner role.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. On the left, click Members.
  4. At the top, click Add members.
  5. Enter the email addresses of the people to invite.
  6. (Optional) To add a welcome message to the email notification for new members, enter a message.

  7. Click Add members.

Manage requests to join your group

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

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. On the left, click Pending members.
  4. Take one of the following actions:
    • To approve a single request, on the right of the request entry, click Approve request " ".
    • To reject a single request, on the right of the request entry, click Reject request "".
    • To accept or reject multiple join requests, check the boxes next to the requestsand thenabove the list on the right, click Approve request " " or Reject request "".

View all members of a group

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

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. On the left, click Members.
  4. To view people who have been banned from the group, on the left, click Banned users.
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