What are group permissions in GroupMe?

Group owners and admins can change the group setting for Permission to manage members and who can edit group settings.

The permission options are:

  • Everyone can edit: Equal editing rights to everyone in the group.

  • Admin only: Only the group owner or an admin can edit group settings or manage the roster.

Change a group's Permission

As an owner or admin, you can change your current group chat permissions to Everyone can edit or Admin only from the group settings. 

  1. Go to the group chat.

  2. Tap the group's avatar (group picture).

  3. Tap Settings  Settings button.

  4. Tap Permission.

  5. Select either Everyone can edit or Admin only.

Controlling former group members

Group owners in Admin only groups have an additional layer of control to block or unblock members:

  1. Go to the group chat.

  2. Tap the group's avatar (group picture).

  3. Tap Members, then tap Members again from the top of the screen.

  4. From the pop-up menu, select Members who left, then select Block next to each former member’s name to ban them from re-entering the group.

Note: The Banned Members and the Removed Members list shows previously banned or removed members. To unblock them, select Unblock or Add to group next to their name in the appropriate list.

Change a group's Permission

As an owner or admin, you can change your current group chat permissions to Everyone can edit or Admin only from the group settings. 

  1. Go to the group chat.

  2. Tap the group's avatar (group picture).

  3. Tap Settings  Settings button.

    Note: On iPad, tap Settings  Settings button from the top of the screen.

  4. Tap Permission.

  5. Select either Everyone or Admin only.

Controlling former group members

Group owners in Admin only groups have an additional layer of control to block or unblock members:

  1. Go to the group chat.

  2. Tap the group's avatar (group picture).

  3. Tap Members, then tap Members again from the top of the screen.

    Note: On iPad, tap Members  Add members button from the top of the screen.

  4. From the pop-up menu, tap Members who left, then tap Block next to each former member’s name to ban them from re-entering the group.

Note: The Banned Members and the Removed Members list shows previously banned or removed members. To unblock them, select Unblock or Add to group next to their name in the appropriate list.

Change a group's Permission

As an owner or admin, you can change your current group chat permissions to Everyone can edit or Admin only from the group settings. 

  1. Go to the group chat.

  2. Select the group's avatar (group picture).

  3. Select Settings  Settings button.

  4. Next to Permission, select either Everyone can edit or Only admin can edit.

Controlling former group members

Group owners in Admin only groups have an additional layer of control to block or unblock members:

  1. Go to the group chat.

  2. Select the group's avatar (group picture).

  3. Select Members, then select the Former tab.

  4. Select the dropdown next to All then select Members Who Left.

  5. Select Block next to each former member’s name to ban them from re-entering the group.

Note: The Banned Members and the Removed Members list shows previously banned or removed members. To unblock them, select Unblock or Add to group next to their name in the appropriate list.

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