Google Communities are getting easier to manage, with new capabilities that make it possible to batch-add individuals and groups.
Assigning collaborate and share
Domain-restricted Google communities, secure ones where posts are only accessible to people within the same domain, can now be more efficiently managed from within G Suite.
Once properly authorised, select personnel can add users in bulk to a community.
For decentralised teams and other domain-sharing organisations, this could be an effective way to manage group allocations, and to accelerate internal communications.
The better-in-bulk capabilities may also make for significant time savings.
Consoles and roles
These days, Communities set up through G Suite are domain-restricted by default. It’s possible to tweak your settings to make your Google Communities publicly sharable, but batch-add is only available on domain-restricted ones.
Even then, not everyone can batch-add. The new ability is not ‘on’ by default. To make it possible for select users to do it, a G Suite admin has to grant the privileges via the Admin Console:Admin Roles > [appropriate user role] > Privileges > Google+
A single tick next to the ‘Batch-add user groups to communities’ option will give the selected user group the power to batch-add all night long.
Yes, that is a ‘+’ you see there in the relevant settings. Could a stagnate social network be reborn as an internal comms platform?
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