What are groups?

Groups allow multiple people to collaborate, access, and upload shared blocks and channels. Groups have their own group profile pages and are public by default. To keep your group invisible, make sure all channels owned by the group are private. You can read more about private groups here.

How do I start a Group?

There are 2 ways to start a group.

1) If you regularly collaborate with the same accounts, you can create a group to quickly add everyone to shared channels.

To create a group, find the Collaborators tab at the top of your channel and click Create group beneath it. Enter a group name and invite as many accounts as you want.

Once your group is created, you can add the group as a collaborator on any channel where you have access.

2) Create a group from the main menu

  1. Click Create group in the main dropdown menu.

  2. Name your group and add members.

  3. Add an avatar to your profile if you wish.

How do I invite members to a group?

  1. Go to your group profile and click the Edit group button in the top right.2. Under Add/edit members, search for members on Are.na or enter an email address.

Your groups appear in the main menu.

You can always click Edit group, then open the Add/edit members dropdown to search for people.

How do channels work with Groups?

A channel can be owned by a Group and its group members may create a channel on behalf of a group.

A channel owned by an individual may be transferred to group ownership.

You can easily give one of your channels to any group where you're a member.

Just open the Edit Channel menu and select the group from the Author dropdown.

If you're not a member of the group where you want to send the channel, you can use the transfer channel tool in the Edit channel menu.

Your group and other groups can also be a collaborator on one or more channels.

What can Admins do?

Group admins (the person who creates a group) can add new members to a group, upgrade group members and pay for their Premium subscriptions from the group settings.