After announcing the support for unthreaded rooms in Chat, Google has now announced a new Custom roles feature for Google Groups. This feature was previously available in classic Groups only but will now come to the new Groups too. The company said the feature will be available by default for all groups. This new Custom roles feature will allow group owners to assign a specific set of viewing, posting, and moderation permissions for the users in the group. Currently, in Google Groups, there are three default roles — owner, manager, and member.
Custom Roles will give admins the flexibility to assign different roles with a combination of various permissions. Besides, the group owners can also modify the permissions for default as well as custom roles for every group. Google has already started rolling out the feature from November 10, and it may take 1-3 days for feature visibility.
“With this launch, you can now create a custom role that allows admins to assign a specific set of viewing, posting, and moderation permissions for users within a given group,” said Google in a blog post. “By adding this to new Groups, we hope to make it quicker and easier to manage group permissions at scale while ensuring all users have the right permissions for your groups,” it wrote further.
Custom Roles Availability and Working Guide
As said above, the custom roles feature has already started rolling out starting November 10 for both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains. It will be available to all Business and Enterprise Customers. These include Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, and Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus users. Also, G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Non-profits customers will receive this new feature.
How to Create Custom Roles?
To start using this feature and create custom roles in your new Google Groups, follow these steps:
First, sign in to Google Groups and click the Group name.
Then go to Group Settings and select Member Moderation.
Under Custom roles, click Create custom role and then enter the name and description.
Now click Create role, and you’re done.
You can also edit a custom role. To do this, just click the Edit option next to the role name in Custom roles. Now do the desired changes and save them.