The group app is installed in your community by default. If you don't need this feature, simply uninstall it from Admin Panel> App> search for Group app> Uninstall:
If you want to keep the Group functionality to be enabled, do the basic settings from Admin Panel> under App Settings on the left menu, search for Group, and click on it.
Within groups settings, you can rename "Groups" to "Channels", "Rooms", "Cities", or anything else that matches your use-case.
You can also define who can create a group inside your community: Only Admins, Moderators, or all Members.
When the "Groups" app is installed, you can create a new group using the [+] button on the top-right of the home-page:
Now, you can define a name, description, upload profile picture, upload banner picture, define the privacy of the group (public/private/secret14), enable the notification for groups11 by clicking on the checkbox, and click on the create button.
If you do not have a banner picture, you can use the "Color" section to add a simple color in the banner area. You can either type down the name of the color "e.g. Green" or add the color code with the # sign to the beginning of it (e.g. #231056):
If you are an admin, you can edit a group's name, picture, description, etc. Go to that group's page> click on the [...] button> Edit> make the changes> and click on Save:
To delete a group, go to that group's page> click on the (...) button on the top right> click on the "delete group".
WARNING: Please be advised that by deleting a group all the contents and information inside that group will be deleted as well.
Once you have your groups created, you can go to the "Group App" setting and pick the default groups14, where you want all your community members automatically be a part of.
Still have a question about groups? Please check this Q&A page18.