How to Ask to Join a Google Group​

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

Asking to join a group

  • Some groups don’t allow you to join them immediately, but as long as you can see them, you may be able to ask to join. 
  • Then the group’s owners/managers can choose to let you in or deny your request.

How to request to join a Google group step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Ask To Join A Google Group - Step 1

Go to Groups at and find the group you want to join by typing its name or email address in the search bar on top or look for it in the directories on the left: Recent groups, All groups, etc.

Once you see the group you want to join, click the Ask to join group icon.

Step 2

How To Ask To Join A Google Group - Step 2

Here you can choose if you want to link to your Google account profile.

Under SUBSCRIPTION, choose how you want to receive emails for group posts:

  • Every new message – you receive an email for each post to the group (Recommended)
  • Digest – you receive up to 25 posts combined into a single daily email.
  • Abridged – you receive up to 150 posts combined into a single daily email.
  • No email – you don’t receive posts to Groups via email.

Optionally, specify your Reason for joining and click Ask to join.

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Configure Your Group Membership Settings

Update membership settings related to a particular group, such as display name, link to your account profile, email address used for your membership, and subscription.

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