Google Groups has been around for over 15 years (launched in 2001) and is very popular with small clubs and groups. Like most of Google services Google Groups is free with Google making it pay by showing ads and analyzing your groups data to better target more ads at you.
Google Groups has not had a major update for years, it’s in maintenance mode, they’re keeping it running for existing users but it doesn’t get updated or improved. Google does have a history of shutting down services that that it no longer considers strategic and Groups would appear to be in that category.
If this makes you worried and you need a modern, secure, reliable way to share news and messages with a group of people why not try an email group with Gaggle Mail. All you need to participate in an email group is an email address and everyone has one of those. With Gaggle Mail there’s no need to have a specific email account (I’m looking at you Google and Yahoo!) just use whatever email address you already have.
All groups on Gaggle Mail have a fully searchable message archive, customized subject lines and email footers, web group sign-up, incognito mode for enhanced member privacy and may more features. Your members will love the simplicity and flexibility of using a modern dedicated group email solution.
If you use Google Groups to run a group discussion list and you’re worried about data privacy or it’s longer term future then give Gaggle Mail a try.
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