New Google Groups Interface

Google is rolling out an all-new version of Google Groups for Business (including IIT Google Groups) that makes it easier for teams, workgroups, and public communities to manage and participate in online discussions. The new Google Groups for Business will have a new look and more features:

Better searching. Google Groups for Business now supports search operators similar to Gmail’s, such as from:me. You can search for topics by tag and save your search queries.

Customizable roles. Group owners can assign members different levels of authorization to perform most group tasks. A group can contain multiple roles (for example, Owner, Manager, Member, and so on). Each user’s permissions depend on which role they have been assigned in the group.

You’ll also be able to select new group types to fit your needs:

Email list. To communicate with a group of people using a single email address.

Web forum. An online community where members freely share information. Members can add references to posts and managers can move topics to the top of the forum.

Q&A forum. A structured forum where users can ask questions and members can provide responses.

Collaborative inbox. For members who need to work together to respond to posts or emails. A collaborative inbox gives users access to features like tagging topics, assigning topics, and marking duplicates.

Visit the Google Apps Learning Center for more information and support resources.