How to create and setup Google Groups properly

What is a Google group?

You can create groups for teams and organizations for effective communication, data sharing and other purposes. Groups act as a single identifier for a group of users in your organization. 

How can you create a Google group?

Your admins can create a Google group from the admin console easily. In the admin console, Directory -> Groups option, admins can fill in the mandatory fields like Group Name, group email address and create a group in seconds. 

How to set up a Google group?

Once the Google group is created, admins can use the Add members option to add members, managers and owners for the group. Once members are added into the group, any manager or owner of the group can set up the group as they wish by configuring its settings. 

Any manager or group owner can go to My Groups, find the group that they are part of and click on it to start modifying its settings. Group setting configurations like restricting who can join, who can post, who can receive emails sent to the group, who can add new members etc can be all configured. 

How can you use a Google group?

You can use a Google group in a variety of ways. Some of the effective ones are below:

1. Use Google group as a means of collaboration and communication. You can share the group email address with others and it can be used as an email distribution list.

2. You can share files and folders with a google group when there’s a need to share files to a team. 

3. You can invite Google groups to calendar events without having to add each member individually. 

4. Google groups can also be used as a forum. You could post questions into the groups that others could reply to and discuss.

5. You could use Google groups as collaborative inboxes. They can be very helpful for teams in the customer support department to effectively assign, manage and respond to customer queries. 

Setting and using Google groups is easy. If used effectively, they can help you set up effective ways of collaboration.