|Using a Jive Community / Getting Started|
Joining a group helps you become involved in your community.
A group is a place for you to connect with people who share an interest. Groups can be about anything from human resources informational groups to after-work sports groups. People join a group to participate in discussions, keep track of the group-related documents, and remain aware of the group's activities.
There are four types of groups: open, members only, private, or secret. For more detail, see Types of Groups. The group types available in your community may vary. If they're available in your community, you can browse all open, members only, and private groups from the Places page to find groups of interest. To become a member of a private group, your join request must be approved before you are allowed to join. To join a secret group, you must be invited by an existing member of the group. Depending on how a group is set up, you may have to join it before you can collaborate on content in that group.