Adding Members to a Google Group

Audience: Clubs, Faculty, Guests, Researchers, Staff, Students and Teaching Assistants

This KB Article References: Google Groups
This Information is Intended for: Clubs, Faculty, Guests, Researchers, Staff, Students, Teaching Assistants
Last Updated: March 22, 2017

If you are manager of a Google Group, you can easily add new members. If you have trouble adding members, check Identity and Basic Permissions settings.

  1. Go to your groups at groups.google.com
  2. On the Welcome screen, click My groups (either on the top left or in the center) 
  3. The next screen lists the groups you belong to; click Manage by the name of the group that you want to add/change members for (note: you can add members for any group that says (Manager) after it).
    Manage button below Google Group user is manager of
  4. On the left, click on Members to expand member options
  5. On the left under Members, click Direct add members*
  6. In the first box, enter the email addresses separated by commas of those you want to add (for non-stonybrook.edu addresses*, you can add a maximum of 10 at a time and a total of 100 non-stonybrook.edu members per day)
  7. In the second box, type the welcome message
    (Tip: If you've shared a Google calendar or any Google Drive items with this Google Group, include a link to them in your Welcome message)
  8. Click Add
  9. Repeat steps 8-10 to add more members
*Note that non-domain (non-stonybrook.edu Google addresses) can be added to Google Groups, but non-domain group members will not be able to access Stony Brook Google Groups via the Google Group web page. They will be able to receive and send emails to the group's email address.

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