What is Who can join in GroupMe and how can I use it?

Who can join is a feature you can use with new and existing groups to help manage whether Anyone or Approved members can join your group. When you enable Anyone, any contact can join your group via a join link, QR code, or Campus Connect. When you enable Approved members, any contact attempting to join your group via a join link, QR code, or Campus Connect will have to be approved by a group administrator.

Note: Who can join is available in GroupMe for iOS, Android, and Web.

Manage Who can join in an existing group:

  1. Select the group for which you want to manage Who can join.

  2. Select the group avatar (profile picture).

  3. Select Settings Settings button.

  4. Select Who can join, then select Anyone or Approved members.

  5. If you select Approved members and want potential group members to answer a question before joining the group, select Add a join question or Ask Join Question, then enter the question you want answered.

Enable Who can join when creating a group:

  1. After you’ve entered the group name and added some group members, select Who can join then select Anyone or Approved members.

  2. If you select Approved members and want potential group members to answer a question before joining the group, select Add a join question or Ask Join Question, then enter the question you want answered.

  3. Select Next (or the checkmark) to create your group.

Joining a group with Approved members enabled in Who can join:

  1. If you’re prompted, answer the group question and select Send.

  2. You will be added to the group when the administrator approves you.


 

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