The Groups Settings API updates and retrieves settings for an existing Google Group. Through the API, you can do the following:
- Modify a group's settings for internal and external group access.
- Edit the group's notifications.
- Configure discussion archiving and message moderation.
- Customize your account's user groups.
For more ways to work with Google Groups, or manage other types of groups, see the Cloud Identity documentation.
Groups Settings API data model
The Groups Settings API operates on a
Groups resource which represents how users
within an account communicate and collaborate with groups of other people. Each group is identified
by the group's email address.
The API data model is based on the
Groups collection of the account's groups. Each
group has a unique set of configuration settings.
Groups Settings API operations
You can call group settings methods in the Groups Settings API, as described in the following table:
|Operation||Description||REST HTTP mappings|
||Gets a group's settings for a customer's account. All get operations must be authorized by an authenticated user.||
||Updates a group's settings for a customer's account. All update operations must be authorized by an authenticated user.||
JSON and Atom data formats
By default, the Groups Settings API returns data in JSON format. The Atom notation is an alternate data format. Both the JSON and Atom data formats support full read-write capabilities.
To change the API's data format, include the
alt query string in your request's