Create a Group

Learn about the different types of groups and how to create them for your Workplace.

Group types help members to understand the intention of your group. To choose a group type for an existing group:
  1. Visit your group.
  2. Click below your group's cover photo.
  3. Click Admin Options.
  4. Click next to Group Type.
  5. Select your group type and click Save.
Group types include:
  • Teams & Projects
  • Discussions
  • Announcements
  • Social & More
Note: Adding a synced chat to your group will limit maximum group membership to 250.
Multi-company groups
Multi-company groups allow people from multiple organizations to collaborate. MCGs can be secret or closed. You'll see the option to create a multi-company group when creating a new group.
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To create a group:
  1. In the panel to the left of your News Feed, click Create Group. You may need to click See More first.
  2. Fill in your group name. Choose the privacy setting for your group, and if you'd like your group to be a multi company group.
  3. Select the coworkers you'd like to add to the group or leave blank if you don't want to add anyone to the group right now. You'll still be able to add coworkers to your group after it's created.
  4. Click Create Group.
Note: If you're an admin on Workplace, you can create multiple groups at once by clicking Groups from your Admin Panel, and then clicking Create Multiple Groups. You'll then have the option to create groups with a spreadsheet or to create groups from an email list.
Keep in mind that once you create a group you'll automatically become the admin of that group.
Learn more on how to manage your group on Workplace.
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To create a group from a conversation:
  1. From the group chat conversation you're an admin of, click in the top right.
  2. Click Admin Options.
  3. Click Create a Group for this chat.
  4. Give your group a name and select your privacy settings.
  5. Click Create Group.
Learn more on how to manage your group on Workplace.
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Admins can upload, change or reposition cover photos for their group.
To upload or change a cover photo:
  1. From your News Feed, click your group in the left menu below Groups. You may need to click See All first.
  2. On your group page, hover over the cover photo and click Upload cover photo in the top right.
  3. Select Upload Cover Photo.
  4. Upload a cover photo, drag to reposition, then click Save.
For best results, choose a group cover photo that's 2048 pixels wide and 1032 pixels tall. You can check how your photo's format will appear in the group cover photo guidance.
Note: If an admin doesn't upload an image, group members may be able to add a cover photo themselves.
Learn more on how to manage your group on Workplace.
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