Join a group

Want to participate in a Yahoo group? Joining is quick and easy!


Joining a group

  1. Sign in to Yahoo Groups.
  2. Find a group you'd like to join.
    • Browse for a group -- on the left, click Browse.
    • Search for a group -- at the top of the page, enter a group topic and click Search Groups.
  3. Click the group’s name.
    - You'll be taken to the group's "About" page, where you can read about the group.
  4. If you decide to join, click Join Group.
  5. Set your membership preferences (your public profile, email address, message delivery, etc.).
  6. Click Send Request.

  Keep in mind: Some groups are private. In these groups, your request will be sent to the group's moderator for approval before you can participate.

+Responding to an invitation

Did you get an email invitation to join an existing Yahoo Groups? Learn how you can accept the invite, and join the group.

Full membership invitations

  1. Open the email containing the group invitation.
  2. Click Join Group.
    - You'll be taken to the group's "About" page, where you can read about the group.
  3. If you'd like to join, click Join Group, on the group's homepage.

Email-only subscription invitations

  1. Open the email containing the group invitation.
  2. To join the group's mailing list, click Join mailing list.
    - You'll be taken to the group's "About" page, where you can read about the group.
  3. To upgrade your email-only subscription to a full membership with Web access, click upgrade to full membership, on the page that loads.

+Subscribing to a group's mailing list

Subscribing to a group's mailing list means that you will only receive email messages from the group, so you won't have access to the group's Web features (like photos, files, links, polls, calendar, etc.) unless you get Web access with a full membership later.

  1. Send a blank email to groupname-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Note: Replace groupname with the actual name of the group.
    -You'll be sent a confirmation email from the group.
  2. Reply to the confirmation email to activate your subscription.

+Managing your groups and settings

Once you've joined a group, you can manage your group and subscription settings whenever you want to customize your group's experience.

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