How to delete a Google Group when you no longer need it, using your Google profile

It’s easy to delete a Google Group that you no longer need. Reuters

GoogleGroups is a platform where you can bring people together to have discussions, host question and answer sessions, organise emails, and more.

It’s great for team projects, classmates, departments, or any other group of people who need to work together in an organised space.

While the feature can be very convenient, if you create a GoogleGroup for a temporary project, you may eventually want to delete it to free up space on your page.

After you delete a group, it will not show up in search results, or in the GoogleGroups directory. Be careful, however, as once you delete a GoogleGroup, there is no way that it can be restored.

Here’s how to delete a GoogleGroup that you no longer need:

How to delete a Google Group

1. Sign in to Google Groups using the Google profile that owns the Google Group you are trying to delete.

2. Click on “My Groups” at the top of the menu on the left side of the screen.

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Click on ‘My Groups.’ Melanie Weir/Business Insider

3. Choose the group that you are trying to delete.

4. Near the top right, underneath of the settings button, click “Manage group.”

Delete Google Groups using Google profile
Click ‘Manage group.’ Melanie Weir/Business Insider

5. At the bottom of the menu on the left hand side, under the heading “Information,” click “Advanced.” It should be the very last option.

How to delete a Google Group
Click “Advanced.” Melanie Weir/Business Insider

6. Click “Delete this group.”

Delete a Google Group using Google profile
Click ‘Delete this group.’ Melanie Weir/Business Insider

7. A box labelled “Delete group confirmation” will pop up, warning you that deleting a group is permanent. If you are certain you would like to proceed, click “Delete group.”

How to delete a Google Group in Google profile
Confirm that you want to delete the group. Melanie Weir/Business Insider

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