Make it easier to find your group & posts

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

You can make your group easier to search for and browse. You can also make it easier to search for posts by applying labels to them.

Allow people to see your group

When you give a user the Who can see group permission, they can see the group in both:

  • Groups search results.
  • The Google Groups directory. To see the directory, from the Google Groups homepage, on the left, click All groups.

Users without this permission need to be invited to the group by the owner.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. On the left, click Group settings.
  4. Under Who can see group, select an option.
  5. Click Save changes.

Allow people to see your conversations

If you want users to be able to search for conversations in a group, give them both the Who can see group and Who can view conversations permissions.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. On the left, click Group settings.
  4. Under Who can see group, select an option.
  5. Under Who can view conversations, select an option.
  6. Click Save changes.

Create and use labels

If you’re a group owner or manager, you can turn on labels to organize a group’s posts. You can organize conversations by labeling them with keywords and update a conversation’s labels at any time. You can then search and filter conversations by those labels.

Unlike labels you create in Gmail, a label you assign to a conversation in Groups is seen by anyone who can view that conversation.

To use labels in Groups, the shared labels feature must be enabled.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. To turn on labels:
    1. On the left, click Group settings.
    2. Under Shared labels, check the Enable shared labels for this group box.
  4. To create a label:
    1. In the left panel, point to Labelsand thenclick More ""and thenAdd label.
    2. Enter a label nameand thenclick Add.
      A label name cannot contain spaces or any of the following characters: ! ~ ` @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) + = { } [ ] | : ; ' " < > . ? / .
  5. To apply a label to or remove it from one or more conversations:
    1. For a single conversation—Click the conversation.
      For multiple conversations—Point to each conversationand thencheck the box next to the poster's name.
    2. In the upper right, click Label ".
    3. Begin typing the label nameand thencheck or uncheck the box next to the name when the label appears.
      Alternatively, you can create a new label to apply to the selected messages.
    4. Click Apply.

    You can also remove a label by clicking a conversationand thenat the top, clicking X on the label name.

  6. To delete a label:
    1. In the left panel, to the right of  Labels, click More ""and thenDelete label.
    2. Click OK.
      This removes the label from the list of labels. However, any conversations with this label keep it unless you remove it.
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