Question: Is Google Groups being discontinued?

In May 2020, Google announced new Google Groups to provide an updated experience that matches Gmail and other Google services. According to Google, starting on November 16, 2020, classic Groups will be turned off for everyone.

Is Google Groups still active?

The service has been running since 2001.

Is there an alternative to Google Groups?

As a Google Groups alternative, Gmelius works to provide users with transparent communication. Within Google Groups, a teammate may respond to an email, but not every member of that team will know. With Gmelius, a team can stay on the same page and maintain their overall project productivity.

How do I get the old Google group back?

Individual users will have the option to revert to the classic UI by going to Settings > Return to classic Google Groups. If they opt-out, they will see the classic interface when they visit Groups next. Users can switch between classic and new Groups as many times as they like.

Is there a problem with Google Groups?

According to Kenna Security research, there is a widespread Google Groups misconfiguration problem wherein Groups are set to public and are exposing potentially sensitive email data that could lead to spearphishing, account takeover, and a wide variety of case-specific fraud and abuse. Last year, RedLock Cloud ...

How do I stop being added to Google Groups?

Stop people from directly adding you to a groupSign in to Google Groups.At the top right, click Settings. Global settings.Uncheck Add me to their groups.Click Save.

Can non Google users use Google Groups?

You need a Google Account to join and participate in groups. However, you cant join groups using a Google Account that is set up for a child under 13. If a group is public, you can search for and read the groups messages without joining it.

Whats new with Google Groups?

New Groups includes most popular Groups features as well as:Improved navigation—Group settings are consolidated into one section for easy access.Streamlined group creation—A three-step wizard simplifies group creation.Powerful search options—New filtering and search options help you find content.

Do I need a Google account to join a Google Group?

You need a Google Account to join and participate in groups. However, you cant join groups using a Google Account that is set up for a child under 13. If a group is public, you can search for and read the groups messages without joining it.

How did I get added to Google Groups?

Request to join a group Click Ask to join group or Contact owners and managers. If you click: Ask to join group—Wait for an email confirming approval of your membership. Contact owners and managers—Complete and send the message to the group owners and managers to request membership.

Can someone add me to a Google Group?

If the Add me to their groups setting is on, a group manager can add you to a group without your permission. If this setting is off, managers may send you an invitation to join their group, but they cant add you directly without your permission.

Is Google Group free?

There are two versions of Groups—the free version for everyone, and a version for organizations (work, school, and so on). The tasks you can do and features you can access depend on which version you have.

Do you need a Google account to join a Google Group?

You need a Google Account to join and participate in groups. However, you cant join groups using a Google Account that is set up for a child under 13. If a group is public, you can search for and read the groups messages without joining it.

Do you need a Gmail account to use Google Groups?

You need a Google Account to join and participate in groups. However, you cant join groups using a Google Account that is set up for a child under 13. If a group is public, you can search for and read the groups messages without joining it.

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