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(Google Groups) Making Posts

How do I make posts to a group?

After you have been added to a group, you are then able to post to the group. You can get on to the group by clicking on the “My Groups” button from the groups home page. Once you are there, it will say that you are a member of a group in another organization. Click on show then, click on the group that you would like to make a post to. After that, you can hit the “New Topic” button.

From there, you are able to make a post that others in the group are able to see. If you would like to reply to a post, you can click on the post you would like to reply to, and hit “Post Reply” or click on the arrow next to the name of the person you would like to reply to (both pictured below). After that the person will then get your reply and others can see it as well. 

How do others post to a group?

Sometimes users will encounter an issue where when they post a new topic in a group, the topic is not created and automatically archived. A user may receive "New messages in this group will not be shown because archiving is disabled. Messages will be delivered via email only." shortly after attempting to post their topic.

To resolve this issue, you must enable archiving.

In order to enable archiving on your Google Group: (You must be on the group you want to fix)

  • Go to Setting Icon (Gear) and select the Group Settings at the bottom
  • Expand the "Information" Selection
  • Click on the option "Content Control"
  • Check the box to "Archive Messages to the group"
  • Click the blue save button

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