New membership limits for Google Groups

What’s changing

As a security measure, the Google Groups for Business service has limits for message activity, group size, invitations, and membership. Starting today, we’re increasing the limits for the number of direct and indirect group memberships for which a user can have:

  • Direct: 3,000 memberships (increasing from 2,000)
  • Combined direct and indirect: 7,500 memberships (increasing from 5,000)

If you're the owner or manager of a group, it counts as two memberships—one as a group member and one as the owner or manager. A user is an indirect member of a group if they belong to a different group that's nested in the group. Visit the Help Center to learn more.

Increasing these membership limits gives our customers more flexibility to scale and manage their use of Groups, especially those with complex group structures.

Getting started

Rollout pace


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers