Google to remove key features from Google Groups pages

google-groupsGoogle has announced the company would disable important Google Groups functionalities effective February 2011.

Google Groups essentially allows people to create and manage niche groups across many categories, allowing others to join and post information.

The company says it will be removing the ability to edit pages and to upload new files to groups starting early next year.

Administrators who make edits to pages, or upload new files before the deadline, will be able to keep the changes and files, but will not be able to make any further changes after the February deadline.

Google made the announcement by sending a mass email to group administrators. The message wrote “[those who] would like to keep the content currently on the pages and files sections of your group, we highly encourage you to export and migrate it to another product”, warning after the February deadline, the content would no longer be available.

The company has plans to integrate Google Sites with Google Groups, hinting the current functions would be replaced with others as part of another integrated product.

The tech giant did not provide any other more specific information relating to its decision to remove key features used on the service.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/dasumit Sumit Datta

    Google probably no longer sees Groups as an important part of their future. That being the case it is yet to see how Google Groups will turn out for the existing and new users. There are many alternatives around to try and the one I work for is forums.com
    The team is willing to work with the user day after day to build communities. The personal support we provide is no doubt better than Google Groups, Ning, FB Groups and many others.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dasumit Sumit Datta

    Google probably no longer sees Groups as an important part of their future. That being the case it is yet to see how Google Groups will turn out for the existing and new users. There are many alternatives around to try and the one I work for is forums.com
    The team is willing to work with the user day after day to build communities. The personal support we provide is no doubt better than Google Groups, Ning, FB Groups and many others.

  • http://twitter.com/rietpg azeri_abd wahab

    Google to remove key features from Google Groups pages – http://bit.ly/c2VL5p

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