Yesterday, Google announced that their Google Groups has been updated with a new look and features. Back in October they had a beta site available with the redesign.  Previously, it was an orange, yellow and white color scheme.  They’ve switched to a light blue and white color scheme which gives it a cleaner look. Some of the new features include:

  • Pages – Create and contribute to shared web pages with simple drag, drops, cuts, pastes, and clicks (i.e., no coding).
  • Customized look and feel – Select pictures, colors, and styles to express your group’s style.
  • Member profiles – See who else is in the group and read their profiles. Personalize your own profile with a photo and other details.
  • File sharing – Post documents that anyone in the group can access.
  • Easy reading of group discussions – Read easily in a Gmail-style interface.

Below are the before and after screenshots from Google Blogoscoped:


Google has a Tour set up so that you can see all that Google groups has to offer, and the official press release with more details can be found here.

Thanks for the tip Natmaster!