Managing your groups

Creating a new group

We've built Joinable so that you can manage all your groups in one place, whether it's social, neighborhood or volunteer based.

To create a new group, head to the group navigation on the left-hand side of your screen and click on the rectangle, black "Add Group" button. On this pop up screen, you can determine your group name and select an image from either those provided or an existing one from your photo library.

In settings you can also select a Group handle. This is a unique name which can be used for messaging directly from email to your group. By selecting the "advanced options" drop down menu, your new group's notifications and permission settings can be updated.

Your group name, image, handle and permissions can be updated at any time in group "Settings ". 

Discoverable Groups

Owners and admins can choose to make groups discoverable. If selected, this means that people who are members of Joinable, can find your group in their My Community “Discover” screen. Learn more about discoverable groups. To make your group discoverable, click on “Settings”, “Settings”, then toggle “Group is discoverable” on.

Managing multiple groups

After you have created a new group it will be visible in the global group navigation menu on the left-hand side of your screen. To open this menu in the mobile app, click the three lines (hamburger) in the top left corner. To move between your groups, simply click on the name, which will take you to its home page. 

The menu that you see along the top (desktop) or bottom (app) of the screen will apply specifically to that group, as will the “Settings” button located by your group name.

Multiple group administrators

Whether you are looking to foster a collaborative group environment or just spread the organizational load, Joinable allows you to have multiple admins to manage a group. There is no limit to the amount of admins a group can have. To add additional admins to your group:

  • Select "People" screen

  • Select the individual/s

  • Click on the "..." menu on the top right, followed by "Manage Roles"

  • Choose "admin"

In this screen, admins can also select members to be "priority message sender".

Group Ownership

Groups can have multiple admins, but only one owner. To transfer ownership of a group, click on the “Settings” button beneath your group name, followed by “Ownership". The "Select a new owner" button takes you to a list of all the members in your group, from which you can choose the new owner. Remember that transferring ownership removes your ability to change member admin privileges or delete the group.

Deleting your group

Some groups will run forever, whilst others may be time sensitive. Groups can be removed from Joinable by the owner, though once deleted, they cannot be restored. To delete a group, click on your group’s “Settings” and select "Ownership". Enter the group name, followed by "Delete my Group". This action is irreversible.