Groups finally arrive in Wave — sort of

group-wavesFor a while now, people have been asking for a way to use Groups with Google Wave.  It’d be nice to be able to just add an entire team to a Wave, rather that adding them one at a time.  Google has just added the first piece of this feature.  It’s clunky, but it’s a start.

Starting now, you can add a Google Group to a wave.  Once added, you can set permissions for the group and interact with them in Wave.  You can add a Group as a “contact” in Wave, making it easy to add them to waves that you create.

A step-by-step guide is posted in the official Wave blog, so check it out and give it a try!