Workplace or groups? How to create groups?

If you think WorkDo is another run-of-the-mill messenger app, it can’t be further from the truth! WorkDo is far more powerful than that! We’ll explain further.

  1. What’s the difference in terms of workplace and groups in WorkDo? How is WorkDo better than conventional messengers?
  2. When should I create groups?
  3. How do I create groups?

1 │ Workplace or groups?

Workplace is the highest level in WorkDo, and it comprises every member in the workplace, so if there are company-wide tasks or discussions, we recommend you stick to the workplace, otherwise, you could create groups based on departments, projects, topics for dedicated purposes.

With the kind of flexibility WorkDo provides, focused conversations and information compartmentalization are sure to follow.

Pros in Group :

    • Engaged Conversation
      Unlike other messengers, you could create groups for topic-oriented discussions, keep everyone in the loop, and most importantly, cut down your decision-making time.
    • Reduced Interferences & Focused Effort
      Think of it this way, in principle, anything posted in the workplace is viewable by everyone, thus, a group becomes an independent workspace and only group members are notified when things happening are pertaining to the group. This effectively reduces workplace interferences and allows members to stay focused on the tasks at hand.


      In a team of 30 members, Group A has 7 people. You will only receive notifications from Group A if you are part of the group. You will not be notified about anything in this group even if you are the workplace creator or admin.

  • Collaboration Tools for Improved Efficiency
    Tools such as Tasks, Events, Notes, Polls, etc. are designed to help your team track project progress, focus effort and improve communication  with different groups and channels.

2 │ Can I Create Groups?

If the workplace admins allow members to create groups, memebr are able to freely create groups upon joining the workplace.

Group Creation Permission Check
Plan:All plans
Permission:All users


  1. At the workplace page.
  2. Click the Workplace Settings (Click the gear icon for the web version).
  3. Select Workplace Privacy.
  4. View the option of Members Can Create Groups for permission.


3 │ Create Groups

If permission allows, you are free to create groups based on teams, departments, projects or any topics you wish to enhance your team communication.

Create Groups
Plan:All plans
Permission:All users


  1. At the workplace page.
  2. Click Create Group.
  3. Fill out the group name, description and image. At this step, the web version is allowed to set the group privacy.
  4. Click Done to finish. (If you are using the App version, you will continue the following steps).
    • A pop-up window asking to set the group privacy, auto accept join requests and who are allowed to send invitations.
    • Click Next to select group members.
  5. And there, you are done!


  • All members are free to view all the public information at the workplace level, unless
    1. The items are designated to specific members upon posting.
    2. Tools that are only available to specific members.
  • Group Privacy can be changed at a later date using the Group Settings.
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