Changing Google Groups' Settings for Managers' Permissions

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Last Updated: August 11, 2020
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Starting June 3rd, 2019, Google is changing the settings section of Google Groups to make Groups easier to manage.  

If you can't manage a group (e.g., view/add members, moderate content) that you used to be able to manage, sign into Google Groups at groups.google.com/a/stonybrook.edu/forum, click My Groups, select Manage group for the group, and then check these settings:

Manage Members

To allow Group managers to manage members (add members, approve members, ban users, invite members, modify members) in the new settings

  1. On the left side, click Permissions
  2. Click Moderation permissions
  3. For Manage members, be sure Owners of the group and Managers of the group are both checked
     manage members settings with owners and managers selected

Moderate Content

To allow Group managers to moderate content (control who can post, approve, and delete group messages and manage group conversations/topics) in the new settings

  1. On the left side, click Permissions
  2. Click Moderation permissions
  3. For Moderate content, be sure Owners of the group and Managers of the group are both checked
    moderate content settings with owners and managers selected

Moderate Metadata

To allow Group managers to moderate metadata (control who can tag or categorize content, assign topics to members, and mark topics as favorites or duplicates) in the new settings

  1. On the left side, click Permissions
  2. Click Posting permissions
  3. For Moderate metadata, be sure Owners of the group and Managers of the group are both checked
    moderate metadata with owners and managers selected

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