Can non-Gmail users be member of Google Groups?
If yes, can they be added to Google Groups directly and begin receiving Group posts?
Yes: non Gmail users can use Google Groups. But regardless of what email service they use, people will need to opt-in to join a Google Group. You cannot simply add people without their consent – you can invite them.
Pl note : it is not people , but friends , as in fb groups where they can be added. You may answer pl acc to asked
You asked if users can be added "directly", and I interpreted that as being without verification. Sorry if that was incorrect.
Thanks and 'oh its ok' - You are answering so nicely and sincerely and using your intelligence to help - thats nice
Reminded me of quote : "Using intelligence to help fellow living entities is good
Using intelligence to help serve the Almighty's Mission is best"
you can add members who have a non-gmail address, their contributions cannot be readily integrated into the group.
Joining a Google Group
Find and join a group
Pl note : Do the links mention whether the users can be added without their having to subscribe on own? ( as in fb groups where frns can be added to groups without frns having to subscribe )
Invite people to your group
Pl also weblink same source whether non-Gmail users can be directly added and would begin posts on their say ' hotmail ' without them opting to subscribe