Administrators are Group members who have administrator rights granted to them. Administrators can configure channels, invite people to the Group, update Group options, and other administrative tasks for the Group.
An author is a Group member who has been granted access to post stories or events in one or more channels. Group administrators can assign authoring rights to individual members for each channel. They can also enable Open Authoring on a channel to allow any Group member who can read it to author in it.
The red circular shape next to a Group icon or in menus. Badges indicate that you have received a notification.
Channels are spaces read and write content. You can create channels for different topics, teams, departments, and projects in order to best organize your Group’s content.
Every channel is set to one of three visiblities: Private, Group, or Public. Private channels can only be accessed by Group members who have been invited to the channel by an administrator. Group channels are visible to all members of the Group. Public channels are public, and can be accessed by anyone, whether they have a GroupNews account or not.
An event that is configured with a deadline. Displays a countdown to the deadline on the event page.
Every published story and event has an associated discussion enabled by default. Each discussion has a chronological timeline presentation, and features the ability to share files,
@mention group members, and reply in threads. Group members can participate in any active discussion which they have access to.
Your Group in GroupNews typically represents your whole company or organization. It’s where you and your fellow Group members read stories, events, and participate in discussions. You can be a member of one or more groups.
A Group member is a person with a GroupNews account who has access to a Group. Any GroupNews account can be a member in more than one Group.
Your Group URL is the web address that is specific to your Group. By default, it is assigned to the Group using a format like
group-abc123.groupnews.com but Group administrators can change the URL to something that is more meaningful and easy to remember, like
A channel setting that allows all Group members to access to that channel and the content published in it. Cannot be accessed outside of the Group. This is the default visiblity for new channels. Also see Private visibility and Public visiblity.
When a channel has a publishing schedule, new stories are batched up and published all together as an edition. The time that an edition is published is determined by the channel’s publishing schedule.
Enterprise level subscription plan for your Group. The Enterprise plan includes everything in the Premium plan. It also offers the ability to set up SCIM Directory Sync and Single-Sign On for your Group, and features priority support. Also see Premium plan and Lite plan.
An event is a single post that published by an Author, with event-specific details, such as date and time and location. Events can be configured as in-person, online, or a deadline.
An event that is configured with in-person details, such as a venue and address.
The Launcher is a widget that appears at the top of your news feed. It gives you quick access to author a new story or event. The launcher is only visible when you have authoring rights to one or more channels.
Base level subscription plan with limited features. The Lite plan limits the number of Group members and channels in your group, and does not allow you to make channels public. Also see Premium plan and Enterprise plan.
When you include an @mention in a discussion, story, or event, the person you mention will be notified. Type the
@ followed by a fellow Group member’s name to create a mention.
Notifications keep you informed about things that need your attention. Newly available notifications are typically indicicated by a small red badge.
An event that is configured with online event details, including a videoconference link or link to event details.
A configuration setting for individual channels. When a channel has open authoring enabled, any active Group member can publish stories and events in that channel.
Premium level subscription plan for your Group. The Premium plan has no limits on the number of Group members or channels your Group has. It also offers the ability to set channels as public. Also see Enterprise plan and Lite plan.
A channel setting that restricts access to the channel and the content published in it. Only Group members who have been authorized to view a private channel can access it. Also see Group visibility and Public visiblity.
A channel setting that makes content pubished in that channel publicly available. Public channels can be viewed at your Group URL by anyone, anywhere without logging into GroupNews. Also see Group visibility and Private visibility.
A publishing schedule belongs to a channel. When a channel is configured with a publishing schedule, stories written for that channel are not published immediately, but submitted for publication. Submitted stories are then grouped together and published all together in a new edition at a time determined by the publishing schedule. Newly created channels default to not having a publishing schedule, but it can be enabled at anytime by a group administrator.
A story in GroupNews is a single post published by an author.