How to Add a Prefix to the Subject of All Emails Coming From a Google Group

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

When to add a subject prefix and how it works (for differentiation and sorting)

  • You can automatically prefix text to the subject of all group emails to quickly figure out which group an email came from when viewing your Gmail mailbox.
  • For example, if you have a group only for announcing updates, you may add a prefix [update], and any email notifications will include [update] at the beginning of the subject. If a sender’s subject is New setting coming soon, it will become [update] New setting coming soon.

How to add a subject prefix to emails from a group step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Add A Prefix To The Subject Of All Emails Coming From A Google Group - Step 1

Go to Groups at https://groups.google.com and find the group in one of the directories listed on the left: My groups, Recent groups, All groups, or Favorite groups. Then click the three dots icon to the right and select Group settings.

Step 2

How To Add A Prefix To The Subject Of All Emails Coming From A Google Group - Step 2

In the Subject prefix setting, type something in brackets: [ ]

Step 3

How To Add A Prefix To The Subject Of All Emails Coming From A Google Group - Step 3

Click Save changes at the bottom.

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