A group on Are.na is a kind of shared collaborative identity. If you find yourself working collaborating with the same people on more than one channel, chances are it's time to make a group.
A group's visibility is determined by the channels it owns. If all the channels owned by a group are private, the group will remain private. Once the group has a public channel, its profile is visible by anyone outside the group.
Creating a group
To create a group, open the main dropdown in the top right of the screen, scroll down to "Your Groups" and click "Create a Group". From here you can set the name and description of a group, and add members
Creating a group through the dropdown
You can add contacts to the group under the members section of the group header by pressing the "Add Member" button.
Adding members to a group
Creating channels in your group
To create a new channel with your group as the author, click the "+ New Channel" button and use the author dropdown to select your group.
Re-assigning a channel author to a group
You can also reassign existing channels to your group by opening channel settings and using the "Author" dropdown to assign the channel to your group.