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Take & assign topics

You can allow topics and questions to be assigned to people in a Google Group. For example, if a member posts a question, you can assign someone to reply.

Allow topics to be taken and assigned

To allow topics to be taken and assigned, you'll need to turn these settings on and decide who will be able to take and assign topics. Keep in mind that only owners, managers, and members can take or assign topics. People who have any other role will not be able to take or assign topics.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.

  2. Click My Groups.

  3. Choose a group.

  4. Near the top right, click Manage.

  5. On the left, click Permissions and then Moderation permissions.

  6. Next to "Take topic," select who should be allowed to take topics.

  7. On the left, click Permissions and then Posting permissions.

  8. Next to "Assign topic," select who should be allowed to assign topics to people.

Take a topic

People who have the "Take topic" permission can take topics.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.

  2. Click My Groups.

  3. Choose a group.

  4. Select topics by checking the box beside them.

  5. At the top, click Actions.

  6. Select Take. The name of the person the topic is assigned to appears in the box at the top of the topic.

Assign a topic

People with with the "Assign topic" permission can assign topics.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.

  2. Click My Groups.

  3. Choose a group.

  4. Select topics by checking the box beside them.

  5. At the top, click Actions.

  6. Select Assign.

  7. Next to the name of a member, click Assign.

View topics that are assigned to you

People with the "Filter topic" permission can view topics assigned to them.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.

  2. Click My Groups.

  3. Choose a group.

  4. At the top, click Filters.

  5. Select Assigned to me.

  6. Click Apply selected filters.

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