When posting a new topic in Google Groups, I made a few misleading typos that I wanted to correct, but I couldn't find a way to edit the post. Is it possible to edit a post in Google Groups (in case I need to correct something in the post?)


If you are the owner of the group then do the following:

You need to go to Manage → Permission → Moderation permission. There change the Edit other's post and Own Post. Save.

If you are not the owner, ask the owner to enable edits by following the steps above.

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    Without the moderation permission looks like the only option we have is to delete the old post and re-create it.. – ccpizza Nov 7 '15 at 11:28

Once the message is posted it cannot be edited. https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/gmail-generation/7W51BDOBWIg

Latest Link: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/panoramio-questions-support/SrK-xz4csCk


(Desktop in 2018) When viewing the post, in the upper right corner is a Reply button with a pull-down arrow for More Message Options.

Note: You'll see this option only if you are among the Select Groups Of Users allowed to Edit Others' Posts in Moderation Permissions (see a previous answer above for how to change that).

Pull down More Message Options and choose Edit.

You'll see a text link to Edit Subject.


Yes you can I 've just done it. Go in your first text of the thread. click arrow on top right corner of the message: edit. there you can edit subject. and the whole thread subject changes!!. Must say I am owner and the one who started the thread.


My experience in 2017 is that the only the person that wrote a Post can Edit it.

  • Dude, that's basic. Don't you think that other people shouldn't be able to edit your own posts? – Warlike Chimpanzee Oct 10 '17 at 4:27
  • No. Even if I'm the post creater, I cannot edit the post for some unknown reason. That's really embarrassing. – zwcloud Jan 15 '18 at 2:39

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