Change the name of an MCommunity group


People who may want to change the name of an existing MCommunity group



A group in the MCommunity Directory is a list of people and/or groups that can be used for sending email and for authorization.


NOTE: MCommunity group names cannot be changed. There are alternatives that may work.

  • If you want a group name that is searchable in the directory without the old group being found:
    • Create a new MCommunity group with the new name.
    • Copy the list of members from the old group and paste the list into the new group membership
    • Copy other desired settings from the old group into the new group
    • Add the old group name in the "Also Known as" field of the new group.
    • Delete the old MCommunity group.  
  •  If you don't mind that the old group name is still searchable in the directory
    • Add the desired new name as an "Also Known as" name in the existing group's entry
    • Messages sent to the new group name will be delivered to the membership of the existing group

For additional information, check these categories in the Knowledge Base:

Creating, Changing and Maintaining Mcommunity Groups

Obtaining a U-M Google Shared Account

Still Need assistance? See the following related services:

Mcommunity Issue

Account Creation

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