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 labeling them with tags or categories in classic Groups.

Allow people to see your group in Groups search results

You can set your group to appear in Google Groups search results to make it easier for people to find your group. If this is turned off, people need to be invited to the group by the owner.

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 Group settings.
  5. Under Who can see group, select an option.
  6. Click Save changes.

Using classic Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the right, click Manage group.
  5. Click Permissions and then Basic permissions.
  6. Next to View topics, click the Down arrow Down arrow.
  7. Select who should be able to view posts in search results.
  8. Click Save changes.

Allow people to see your group in the Google Groups directory

You can help people find your group by listing it in the Google Groups directory. To see the directory, from the Google Groups homepage, click Browse all.

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 Group settings.
  5. Under Who can see group, select an option.
  6. Click Save changes.

Using classic Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the right, click Manage group.
  5. Click Information and then Group visibility.
  6. Choose who should see the group in the directory.
  7. Click Save changes.

Turn on tags or categories in classic Groups

Using classic Groups

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

  • Tags: Turn on tags to label posts with keywords to make posts easier to find.
    • Tags can be up to 20 characters long.
    • Each topic can have up to 14 tags.
  • Categories: Turn on categories to organize the first page in a group into a list of categories. Posts are sorted into those categories.

You can only turn on tags or categories, but not both at the same time. 

Note: This feature is available only in classic Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. If you're using new Groups, temporarily go back to classic Groups:
    1. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
    2. Click Return to classic Google Groups.
  3. Click My groups.
  4. Click the name of a group.
  5. On the right, click Manage group.
  6. On the left, click Settings.
  7. Choose Tags or Categories.
    • To switch from Tags to Categories, click Enable categories.
    • To switch from Categories to Tags, click Enable tags.
  8. Enter keywords to use for the tags or categories that will organize posts in your group.
  9. Click Save changes.
  10. Return to new Groups:
    1. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
    2. At the top left, click Visit new Groups.
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