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g. Groups

Google Groups provide a convenient way to create email-based and/or online forums and email distribution lists, offering a rich experience for community conversations.

Introduction (video)

There is often confusion about the very significant difference between Contact Groups and Google Groups.  This video (below) spends ~2 1/2 minutes at the beginning nicely reviewing Contact Groups.  Feel free to skip beyond that point to begin the information about Google Groups.  If you still have questions about Contact Groups, perform your own internet search or contact the support team.

An Introduction ‎‎(by John Patten)‎ 12:54‎

Where to I find Google's own help for Google Groups?

Who can create a Google Group for work purposes?

SIL Google Groups are for “business” purposes and cannot be created by users.  These groups will all take the form of <yourgroupname>@groups.sil.org (or some other domain, as appropriate). 

Requests for new Google Groups in the SIL instance must be submitted using this Google form.  Requests for Google Groups in the Wycliffe USA or Wycliffe Alliance instances should be submitted to the Wycliffe USA or Wycliffe Global Alliance Google Apps administration teams.

How do I get a Google Group for personal use?

Requests for Google Groups for personal use will not be approved.  Individuals can make a personal @googlegroups.com group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!creategroup.