Group settings

Owners, Admins and Members

There can be only one owner of a group and they alone have the power to delete a group and add/remove an admin. Owners and admins will see the group admin settings within the group information modal. Members will only see the options of "Group Information", "Notification Settings" and "Privacy Settings". Read more about managing your group.

Group Settings

Group settings are located in the group info modal, accessed by clicking the cog menu to the right of the group title. Within this modal, owners and admins can edit "Group Information", "Group Identity", "Permission Settings", "Calendar Settings", "Group Ownerships", "Notification Settings" and "Sharing Settings".

Privacy (everyone)

Everyone can choose what information they would like to share with the group (see Personal Settings to learn how to set your information). Admins can see this information regardless of the setting (please use our feedback form if you feel this should change).

Notification Settings (everyone)

Notifications are messages or notices sent to your email, text message or app, when new content is shared in the group. Depending on your group activity, you may always want real time notifications (default) or you can choose to reduce the notifications with daily digests or email only. For more information about notifications.

You may also choose to turn off notifications entirely, which means you would need to visit the app in order to see any new messages, events or updates. Notifications are sent to the least disruptive channel you have enabled:

<- Least | App | Email | SMS | Most ->

In the case of a Priority Message (learn more about Priority Messages), you will receive a notification on the most disruptive channel regardless of your settings. These types of messages should only be used by admins and are designed for urgent communication.

Group Identity (Admins)

If you are an admin, you can change the group name, group logo (appears in the global group navigation list on the left-hand side of the app), home page image, and group purpose statement (both of which appear in the "Group information" modal).

You can also select a group handle, which creates an email address that non app users can use to communicate with the group. For example, choosing the handle "joinablewelcome", transforms into the email joinablewelcome@groups.joinable.us. Using the email address will message your group in the Joinable app.

Only members of your group will be able to use this handle (anyone outside of the group will receive an error message). If a handle has already been taken by another group, Joinable will suggest a close alternative.

Permission Settings (Admins)

Admins can determine whether members are permitted to invite members, message circles and individuals, create events and send priority messages.

Group Ownership (Owner only)

If you either created a group or want to transfer ownership of it, there's an option in group admin settings labeled "Group Ownership", where you can either "Select a new owner" or "Delete my group". Please keep in mind that you can create as many admins as you'd like, and they will be able to do everything except delete the group or remove admin status.

If you transfer your ownership, the only way to get it back is for the new owner to transfer it back to you. Deleting a group is permanent!

Calendar Settings

Each group's calendar is displayed in "Activities". Admins can choose to include just your group calendar or "Holidays in the United States". To deselect a calendar, click on the cog menu and select "Calendar Settings". To remove US holidays, un-click the checkbox.

Sharing Settings (everyone)

Members can choose exactly how much information they would like to share within each group and with your connections. You can toggle on/off email, phone number, home address, personal bio, interest tags, extra info, shared list items and whether a group admin can update your profile.