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Associate an existing Group during the create space process

Space Owners will have the option to link private Group while they are creating a public Space. That group will be associated with the Space in a new tab. That group tab will probably need an editable name, so people can describe their groups in a way that makes sense for their use case.

In Development Category: Core Feature Jill Carrie shared this idea

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  1. To make this flexible I would suggest just allowing users to link groups that they create separately. That way the groups could be public, private, or hidden; and have multiple groups if the Space owner wants. Don’t constrain it to just private groups. Also, creating a group has a number of steps that I don’t think need to be automated inside spaces. Plus group admins and group membership may not be automatically the same as the Space followers, I’d see it more as an option (follow us, and you can also join a customer group). Create the group(s) separately then link it. I’m envisioning the UI once connected in Space would be a tab that has a little group directory of one or more attached groups. Use the group directory shortcode to display it with selected groups relevant for the Space. This would also allow for suggested groups from the Space owner. Like I’m a boat supplier. I set up a space that you can follow my company news. I have a group for actual customers to interact. Also, I have some additional suggested groups that I did not create linked to my Space for a specific marina or a topic group on power boating or marine environment issues that I think my followers might be interested in. It’s a way to add value as a Space owner by referring people to other relevant groups within the community. Keep it general purpose.

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