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On May 6, 2019, Google will update Google Groups settings to ease group management. Settings with similar functionality will be combined, and settings that are rarely used will be removed. These changes may affect existing groups.

What’s changing

  • Member management settings – Settings for adding, approving, and inviting users to groups are being merged into a single setting for member managers.
  • Content moderator settings – Settings for approving posts, deleting posts, and locking topics are being merged into a single setting for content moderators.
  • Content metadata settings – Settings for adding and changing tags and other metadata are being merged into a single setting for metadata moderators.
  • Rarely used settings – Some rarely used settings are going away.

What you need to do

Verify that people who manage members or content have the right permissions:

If you do nothing

Settings for groups will be updated to match the new controls. Users’ permissions may change, depending on current settings. As a result, some users might gain or lose permissions unexpectedly.

For more details about the changes to Google Groups settings visit the GSuite Admin Support page: Changes to Groups settings on May 6, 2019.

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