How to Control Where Replies to a Google Group Will Go

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

When someone replies to a group message, you can allow them to choose where their reply goes, or you can force it to go to:

  • The entire group
  • The original sender of the message only
  • The owners of the group
  • The managers of the group
  • A custom email address

How to control where group replies go step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Control Where Replies To A Google Group Will Go - 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 Control Where Replies To A Google Group Will Go - Step 2

Next to Post replies to, select where replies to group messages will go:

How To Control Where Replies To A Google Group Will Go - Step 2
  • All group members
  • Group managers only
  • Group owners only
  • The original sender of the message only
  • Let the sender choose
  • Specify a custom email address

Step 3

How To Control Where Replies To A Google Group Will Go - Step 4

Click Save changes at the bottom.

How To Control Who Can Post As A Google Group - Step 3

People who have this permission can click the From field when composing a group post and select the group’s email address.

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