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Feature Request: Groups in the Alerts section

Brad Jones
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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2016 Posts

I have sheets that are used tracking that have multiple levels of 'subscriptions'.  I like the power of user groups, and may want one group to have a subscription to the alerts, but not another group.  Unfortunately, the groups function does not work in the notifications/alerts section.  It only shows a complete list of ALL of the users the sheet is shared with.


I would like it if these groups could be listed in that section so that I don't have to remember the names of who is in what group when I set the alerts.  I just put the group in or out of the subscription and I'm done.  


Thank you,



  • Richard Rymill SBP
    Richard Rymill SBP ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Good idea Brad. Cool

  • Brad Jones
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    edited 05/18/16

    IF this feature was implemented, it might also fix an existing problem with how groups are handled in SS.  Right now, if I share a sheet with a group, and then set the alerts, everything is fine.  But, if I add another person to a group, they are not added to the alerts - I must go into each sheet manually and add the new group members to the alerts.

  • Travis
    Travis Employee

    Thanks for the suggestion!  I will add it to our enhancement request list! 

  • Brad Jones
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    edited 06/22/16

    See also this post:



    The groups could be better managed in SS.  And lets allow the Admins to have access to the groups, not just the owners.



  • Is there an update on timing for this enhancement?

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