Google Groups

Google Groups is included in UCI G Suite. Google Groups allows you to create and participate in online forums and email-based groups with a rich experience for community  conversations.

To make full use Google Groups, each participant must have a UCI Google account, although some features (such as receiving announcements) are possible using any email address.

Google Group Creation

A UCI Google Group is created at the request of a sponsor with a UCI Google account. Note: mailing lists at UCI are meant for Education, Research, and Administration and must be sponsored by a Faculty or Staff member.

With Groups, you can

  • Use the group email address as a mailing list.
  • Engage in discussions about a specific subjects and organize these discussions based on multiple tags, and use Google’s search capabilities for locating information.
  • Create a question and answer group for a UCI organization or service
  • Organize meetings, conferences, or social events among members of a group
  • Read group posts through email, the online interface, or both
  • Have multiple managers for a group to facilitate moderated discussion if desired
  • Share documents with all current members of the group for viewing, commenting or collaborative editing.  As individuals join or leave the group, their collaborative participation access is adjusted accordingly.

More information on how to configure and manage a Google Group and on the options and capabilities available to individual members can be found on Google’s help site.

NOTE: If you want to add a email address to a Google Group, follow these steps:

  1. Go to and select your group.
  2. Under Group Settings, select General.
  3. There's a radio button labeled "Allow external members". By default it's OFF, so toggle it ON.

Now you can add addresses to the list.