Easy Google Groups Transfer

Have a Google Group that you want to transfer to Groups.io? We've made the process easy. In this document, OLDGROUP refers to the name of your Google Group, and NEWGROUP refers to the name of your Groups.io group.

Step 0

Create your new Groups.io group.

Step 1

Export your member list and send it to us. To export the list, follow the instructions at the bottom of this page: https://support.google.com/groups/answer/60652?hl=en. Then place the file on Google Drive, Dropbox, or another service where you can send us a URL to it. Send the URL to support@groups.io along with the name of the Google Group and the name of the Groups.io group.

Step 2

Once we receive the email with your member list, we will directly add your members to your new Groups.io group. We will add all members that are currently confirmed and not bouncing to your group, preserving their email subscription options. If someone is already a member of your group, we will not change anything about their subscription. We will not make any members moderators of your new group, even if they were moderators of your old group.

Every new user of Groups.io will also be subscribed to the updates@groups.io group, to receive updates about the Groups.io service.

We will send the following email to each member who is not already a member of the new group:


The owner of the Google Group OLDGROUP has moved the group to Groups.io, a new Groups service. You have been subscribed to the new group using your Google Group subscription settings. The name of the new group is NEWGROUP, and messages can be sent to it at NEWGROUP@groups.io.

Groups at Groups.io are similar to Google Groups, but we have several new features. We encourage you to explore the Groups.io website. If you have never registered with Groups.io before, you will be able to create a password when you first Log In.

If you do not wish to be a member of NEWGROUP, click here and you will be unsubscribed immediately.

If you have any questions, please contact support@groups.io.

The Groups.io Team

If you have created a customized welcome message for your group, we will also send that to each member who is not already a member of the new group.

We will send an email to NEWGROUP+owner@groups.io when the transfer is complete.

NOTE: Due to a bug in Google Groups, we are unable to transfer the archives for your group.

NOTE: If the new group is a subgroup at Groups.io, you will receive two transfer notices, one for transfering the members to the parent group, and one for transfering the members to the subgroup (all members of a subgroup must be members of the parent group).