Find and Join a Group

Depending on the group settings, membership to a group is granted in one of three ways:

  • An open group is configured to grant you immediate membership.
  • A restricted group requires approval from an administrator before you are added to a group.
  • A private group requires you to click on a link to request membership from the owner.

To find and join a group:

  1. From the Home screen, type a keyword, such as "CWRU" in the search field.
  2. Press the Search button. A list of groups and messages containing that keyword is displayed.
  3. Click on a group name.
  4. Depending on the type of group,
    1. Click the Join this group button (Open group). You are now a member of the group.
    2. Click the Apply to join group button or Apply for membership link (Restricted group). A group administrator will review, then grant or decline the request.
    3. Click the contact the owner link (Private, invitation only group). The group owner (or other designated role) will review the request, then either issue an invitation or deny membership.