Groups User guide

How to join, manage, and use groups

Groups are a way to help you connect with your friends, peers, and colleagues. Ask and answer questions, find help and advice, 

If you are new to Unionise we encourage you to get started by joining the following groups:

Welcome!

Say hello, and introduce yourself to the Unionise community.

Join Group

Feedback and requests

Found a bug or want to ask for a feature to make Unionise even better? Let us know here.

Join Group

Startup Stories

Share your experiences, both good and bad, of working at a startup.

Join Group

Types of group

Unionise has 3 types of groups:

Public groups

Anyone can join public groups.

The group will be listed in the groups directory and in the search results.

The group content and activity will be visible to all site members.

Public groups are a way for people to ask for advice, share stories, find mentors,

We also love to hear your feedback, so please use public groups to share ideas or requests for features, report bugs, and make Unionise better.

Private groups

Only users who are invited or request membership can join the group.

The group will be listed in the groups directory and in the search results.

The group content and activity will only be visible to members of the group.

Private groups are useful if you want to keep the topic of conversation focussed and limit the number of people who can join in.

Hidden groups

Only users who are invited can join the group.

The group will not be listed in the groups directory or the search results page.

The group content and activity will only be visible to members of the group.

Hidden groups are a way for people to have confidential discussions. For example, you may want to set up a hidden group for your workplace so you can have private conversations with your colleagues in a safe environment.

Creating a group

Only premium members are able to create groups. To create a group click on Manage Groups in the drop down menu under your username.

Drop Down Screen

You can choose whether to create a Public Group, a Private Group, or a Hidden Group.

Choose a name and description for your group and add a category and some tags. Once you have created your group you will be able to edit its settings, add an image to the group, and invite members.

Joining a group

Search or browse through the list of groups. You will be able to join any public group by clicking the join button. If you want to join a private group then you will need to be approved by the group admins or moderators.

You will only be able to see and join hidden groups if you are invited by somebody.

Managing your group