How to Change a Google Group Member’s Role

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

Google group roles

You can grant group members one of the following premade roles:

  • Owner – has complete control over the group and can even remove other owners or delete it.
  • Manager – can do anything an owner can, except delete the group, change an owner’s role, or make another member an owner.
  • Members – regular users of the group who can’t change any settings, add or remove members, etc. Their permissions for specific group actions are flexible and can be adjusted by managers or owners.

Create custom group roles

How to change a group member’s role step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Change A Google Group Member's Role - Step 1

Go to Groups at 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 Change A Google Group Member's Role - Step 2

In the menu on the bottom left, select Members.

Step 3

How To Change A Google Group Member's Role - Step 3

Click the Role option to the right of a member’s email address in the list.

Step 4

How To Change A Google Group Member's Role - Step 4

Select one of the roles in the group – the default ones are Owner, Manager, and Member.

Step 5

How To Change A Google Group Member's Role - Step 5

To change multiple members’ roles at once, check the boxes to their left to select them, then on top, click the Change role icon.

See how to find a particular member quickly here.

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