What is Gopher for Groups?
Gopher for Groups is your Google Groups settings management tool. You can pull in all of your Google Groups into one sheet and update the settings for those groups in bulk. There is no user management for group membership in this tool.
Whitelisting the Add-on
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Setting up Delegated Users
Non-Super Admins can use Gopher for Groups if they have the appropriate Admin Role assigned to them. Check out this article to learn how to set them up.
Install the Add-on
Once whitelisted, you can open up a new sheet and install Gopher for Groups by going to Add-ons > Get Add-ons. Once the G Suite Marketplace window launches, search for Gopher for Chrome, then select Individual Install.
You can load your groups to the sheet from the Admin console, and taper the query by group email address, whether the group was admin created or not, and direct member count. There is also a checkbox to include advanced group membership, which allows you to filter for more security risks. Checking this box will make the load time longer.
Permissions Break Down
After you load your groups to the sheet, a Help Guide tab also gets created in the worksheet. Clicking on this will show you a breakdown of all of the permissions, what they mean, where you can change them outside of our tool, and best practices for each setting.
Updating Group Settings
You can make edits to the permissions in the blue, pink, yellow, and green color-coded columns. To make the changes, you click the drop-down on the permission and change it to what you would like. You can also copy and paste if you are setting the same permissions on multiple groups. Once you’re ready, you’ll click the update tab on the sidebar and complete the stepper.
Filtering for Security Risks
We have built-in filters to show you potential security risks based on Google’s recommendations. You can access those filters by clicking on the filter tab on the sidebar. To learn more about what each filter is looking for, check out this Help Center Article.
You can access support from the Customer Success team in a couple of different ways:
Live chat, when available, is located at the bottom of the sidebar. When chat is offline, you can instead open a support ticket from the chat widget.
In addition, we have an extensive Help Center with knowledgebase articles on the tool and its features, and you can also access the live chat from here, as well as submit a ticket.
Finally, you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org to open a support ticket with us at any time.