Google Groups

Google Groups makes it easy for groups of people - such as project teams, departments, or classmates - to communicate and collaborate over topics of common interest.

About Google Groups

Simplified Group Communication

Allow group members or campus community to easily communicate with members of a group through the group email address.

Easy Event and Doc Sharing

Organize meetings or share documents among members of a group by inviting/sharing with the group email address (event guests automatically update when group membership changes!)

Multi-Function Communication

Hold online discussions about a specific subject, host a question and answer forum, or track and manage requests from customers or co-workers (as a Collaborative Inbox).

Getting Started

Creating and Managing Your Group

Requesting a Google Group

Faculty or staff can request a group* and will need

  • Email addresses and SOLAR IDs for at least 2 people who will be admins for the group
  • A name of 2-30 characters for your group; the name will be the first part of the email address (ex: Department_MailboxName of Department_MailboxName@stonybrook.edu)
  • The purpose of the Google Group

*Google Groups can only be created for faculty, staff, or officially approved student organizations.

Google Groups Settings Changes

Starting June 3rd, 2019, Google Groups settings are changing, which may impact group managers' access. Once settings are updated, if you manage a Google Group and can't access functions you were able to before, see Changing Google Groups' Settings for Managers' Permissions.Group settings have been updated. If you are experiencing issues, visit the FAQ for help: https://support.google.com/a/answer/9325317

Participating in a Google Group

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