What is a Group?

A Group is a collection of content from one person. They can include leaves (shared files), images, and links to YouTube videos. Groups are easily recognized in SharingTree by their blue Group banner in the upper left corner.

Group Preview Page

Purchasing or opening a Group creates a folder in your Google Drive with all the shared files called Leaves copied inside in one simple click!


Editable content can then be customized for your personal use. We also include a Google sheet in the Group folder with links to all the images and YouTube videos. Groups can be offered at a discount compared to purchasing the individual Leaves and you also qualify for free updates or additions to any content in the group. Check out shared “Groups” by going to the right toolbar on the desktop or clicking the three dots ( ⋮ ) icon on mobile .

Right Toolbar with Leaf and Group search options

And all of this works identically on your phone as long as you have Google Drive app installed (see link below).

Google Drive App (iOS)

Google Drive App (Android)

Hopefully we have inspired you to share your content 🙂 Start by clicking ‘Add a Leaf today or to publish a Group by going to Groups -> Published -> New Group. For more on how to make a Group see this article.

Option to make a ‘New Group

How do I make a Group?

A group is a collection of leaves (published files), and it can also include YouTube videos and images with or without links. Users can open/purchase all the content in a Group in one click, and SharingTree makes a folder in their Google Drive with all the content for that Group.

To make a Group open the left account toolbar using the three bars icon (☰), then navigate to Groups -> Published.

Going to Accounts (☰) then Groups -> Published

Once here, you can make a new group or update any published groups.

Click the ‘+’ to make a New Group

You start by selecting a Group name. Hyphens are the only special character allowed. This name will also be part of the URL for the group.

Make a Group options

Next, you can select any published leaves to include in the Group, add a Youtube video, and any images with or without a URL link.

Lastly, you will identify a resource type, short description, optional long description, and a price ($0 for free) for the Group and click Save.

An example group to view is Kelly Hilton’s The First Days of School. This group contains resources from her ebook by the same title. When a user Opens/Purchases a Group, all the leaves (files) are added directly to their Google Drive in a folder with the Group name, and an additional spreadsheet called Other Content shows links to all additional resources.

Group transferred to user’s Google Drive

Let us know how our Group feature works for you and if you have any suggestions to improve it. Try publishing your first Leaf or Group today.

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