Google Forums



Introduction


This document contains a list of some of the official and unofficial
Google forums and newsgroups. The official forums mentioned here have
been gathered from various official Google services, mostly from the
help center pages. With many Google services you should be able to
find the appropriate discussion group by going to the main page of
that Google service, clicking the link for the help pages and then the
link for the discussion group. You can find links to most of the
Google Help Centers here: http://www.google.com/support/.

Official Forums


Android
http://groups.google.com/group/android-beginners
http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers
http://groups.google.com/group/android-internals
http://groups.google.com/group/android-challenge
http://groups.google.com/group/android-discuss

Blogger
http://groups.google.com/group/blogger-help

Blogger Data API
http://groups.google.com/group/bloggerDev

DoubleClick Rich Media Forum
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/richmedia

Gmail
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail   

Google Ad Manager Help
http://groups.google.com/group/admanager-help

Google AdWords
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdWords

Google AJAX Search API
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-AJAX-Search-API

Google Analytics
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Analytics

Google App Engine
http://groups.google.com/group/google-appengine

Google Apps
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Apps

Google Apps Security & Compliance / Postini
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AppSecurity   

Google Audio Indexing (Gaudi)
http://groups.google.com/group/google-audio-indexing

Google Base
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/base

Google Book Search APIs forum
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/booksearch-apis

Google Calendar
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Calendar

Google Checkout
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/checkout-merchants

Google Chrome Help
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome

Google Code
http://groups.google.com/group/codesite-discuss

Google Code Search
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Code-Search

Google Contacts Data API Developer Forum
http://groups.google.com/group/google-contacts-api

Google Custom Buttons
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Custom-Buttons

Google Custom Search Engine (Google Co-op)
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/customsearch   

Google Dashboard Widgets for Mac
http://groups.google.com/group/macwidgets

Google Desktop
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Desktop   

Google Docs
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Docs

Google Earth
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/earth   
http://bbs.keyhole.com

Google Finance
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Finance

Google Firefox Extensions
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Firefox-Extensions

Google for Educators
http://groups.google.com/group/google-for-educators   

Google for Non-Profits Discussion Group
http://groups.google.com/group/googlefornonprofits-discuss

Google Fusion Tables
http://groups.google.com/group/fusion-tables-users-group

Google Gears
http://groups.google.com/group/gears-users/   

Google Groups
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Groups-Guide   

Google India Labs / Google Noticeboard
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-India-Labs

Google Mail
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-mail-help-discussion-group-uk

Google Maps
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/maps   

Google Maps API
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Maps-API   

Google Message Security Discussion
http://groups.google.com/group/gms-discuss

Google Mobile / Google Latitude
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Mobile

Google Music Trends
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Labs-Music-Trends

Google News
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/news

Google Notebook
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Labs-Notebook

Google O3D
http://groups.google.com/group/o3d-discuss

Google O3D Announce (only announcements)
http://groups.google.com/group/o3d-announce

Google Page Creator
http://groups.google.com/group/GPCDiscussionGroup   

Google Page Creator Updates (only announcements)
http://groups.google.com/group/gpc-updates

Google Reader
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Reader-Help   

Google Ride Finder
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Labs-Google-Ride-Finder

Google Scholar
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Labs-Google-Scholar

Google Search Appliance / Google Mini
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Search-Appliance

Google Site Flavored Search
http://groups.google.com/group/google-labs-site-flavored

Google Sites
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sites   

Google SketchUp
http://groups.google.com/group/sketchup

Google SMS
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-SMS

Google Talk
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Talk/   

Google Toolbar
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Toolbar

Google Transit
http://groups.google.com/group/googletransit

Google Translate
http://groups.google.com/group/google-translate

Google Trends
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Labs-Trends

Google Visualization API forum
http://groups.google.com/group/google-visualization-api

Google Wave API
http://groups.google.com/group/google-wave-api

Google Web Accelerator
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Web-Accelerator

Google Web Elements
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/webelements

Google Webmaster Help
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters

Google Web Search
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search

Google Web Toolkit
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Web-Toolkit

Google WiFi
http://groups.google.com/group/WiFi-Help-Discussion

Joga
http://groups.google.com/group/Joga-Help

KML Developer Support
http://groups.google.com/group/kml-support

Macs Inside Google
http://groups.google.com/group/google-mac

OpenSocial
http://groups.google.com/group/opensocial

orkut
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/orkut   

Picasa
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa

Picasa APIs
http://groups.google.com/group/google-picasa-apis

Picasa for Linux
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Labs-Picasa-for-Linux

Protocol Buffers
http://groups.google.com/group/protobuf

YouTube APIs
http://groups.google.com/group/youtube-api

YouTube API Service Notifications (announcements only)
http://groups.google.com/group/youtube-api-notify


Old Official Discussion Groups


Official Google forums sometimes get replaced by newer ones, but if
you are interested in browsing the archives of old messages, here are
some of the old archive-only forums:

Gmail
http://groups.google.com/group/Gmail-Help-Discussion

Google AdWords
http://groups.google.com/group/adwords-help

Google Analytics
http://groups.google.com/group/analytics-help

Google Apps
http://groups.google.com/group/apps-discuss   

Google Base
http://groups.google.com/group/base-help-discussion

Google Book Search APIs forum
http://groups.google.com/group/booksearch-apis

Google Calendar
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Calendar-Help

Google Checkout
http://groups.google.com/group/google-checkout-merchants-forum

Google Chrome Help
http://groups.google.com/group/google-chrome-help

Google Custom Search Engine (Google Co-op)
http://groups.google.com/group/google-custom-search   

Google Docs
http://groups.google.com/group/GoogleDocs   

Google Earth
http://groups.google.com/group/earth-help

Google Mail
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-mail-help-discussion-group-uk

Google Maps
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Maps

Google Message Security Discussion
http://groups.google.com/group/gms-discuss

Google Mini
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Mini

Google Mobile
http://groups.google.com/group/google-mobile-help

Google News
http://groups.google.com/group/googlenews-help

Google Pack
http://groups.google.com/group/google-pack

Google Sites
http://groups.google.com/group/sites-help

Google Talk
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Talk-Help-Discuss

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
http://groups.google.com/group/IEToolbar-Group

Google Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox
http://groups.google.com/group/FFToolbar-Group

Google Video
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/video

Google Video (older)
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Video-Help

Google Webmaster Help
http://groups.google.com/group/Google_Webmaster_Help

Google Web Search
http://groups.google.com/group/Google_Web_Search_Help   

Lively Help Group
http://groups.google.com/group/lively-help

orkut
http://groups.google.com/group/orkut-help

Picasa
http://groups.google.com/group/picasa

Postini Support for Policy Management and Message Recovery for Google Apps
http://groups.google.com/group/postinisupportforGoogleApps


Old Official Newsgroups


Before people could create Google Groups discussion groups, in the
past Google used Usenet newsgroups. E.g. google.public.support.general
was created in year 2001. Some of the products don't even exist
anymore, but you might find some info about them by using Google
Web Search:

google.public.labs.compute
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.compute

(google.public.labs.frooglewml)
(http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.frooglewml)

google.public.labs.glossary
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.glossary

google.public.labs.google-deskbar
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.google-deskbar

google.public.labs.google-viewer
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.google-viewer

google.public.labs.keyboard-shortcuts
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.keyboard-shortcuts

google.public.labs.location
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.location

google.public.labs.newsalerts
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.newsalerts

google.public.labs.personalized
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.personalized

google.public.labs.sets
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.sets

google.public.labs.voice-search
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.voice-search

google.public.labs.webquotes
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.labs.webquotes

google.public.programming-contest
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.programming-contest

google.public.support.general
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.support.general

google.public.web-apis
http://groups.google.com/group/google.public.web-apis

Unofficial Forums


Forums not hosted by Google:

EmailDiscussions.com: Google Gmail Forum
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/forumdisplay.php?f=30

Google Community
http://www.googlecommunity.com/

SearchEngineWatch.com: Google
http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/forumdisplay.php?f=29

WebmasterWorld: The Google World
http://www.webmasterworld.com/category30.htm


Forums hosted by Google Groups:   

Gmail down
http://groups.google.com/group/Gmail-down

Gmail-Users
http://groups.google.com/group/Gmail-Users

Google Calendar Users
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Calendar-Users

Google Helpers
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Helpers

Google Page Creator Guide
http://groups.google.com/group/GooglePagesGuide

Google Problems
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Problems

KNOL Users
http://groups.google.com/group/knol-users


Unofficial Newsgroups


Below are some unofficial Usenet newsgroups about Google:

alt.comp.google
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.comp.google

alt.fan.dejanews   (DejaNews was acquired by Google in 2001)
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.dejanews

comp.internet.services.google
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.internet.services.google


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Copyright (C) 2007—2009: Tomi Häsä (tomi.hasa@gmail.com).

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Last modified: June 18th, 2009

Author: Tomi Häsä (tomi.hasa@gmail.com)

URL: http://sites.google.com/site/tomihasa/google-forums

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