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How do I invite my existing Yahoo! or Google group to join Nextdoor?

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2017 09:33AM PST
You can invite neighbors in your existing online forum, Yahoo! or Google Group neighbors in one of two ways: either by posting a unique invitation link to your group, or by using the Nextdoor contact importer to upload email addresses.

I. Sharing your invitation link in an email message

First, login to your Nextdoor account. Then, click on the “Invite” link in the top right hand corner. You will see a drop down menu with multiple invitation options. Select the “Link” option.


You will be directed to the invitation link page. From there, copy your unique invitation link.

You can share your copied link with the members of your Yahoo! or Google Group by either A. emailing it to the listserv or B. posting the link as a new topic.

A. Email Listserv

Yahoo! Groups listserv: Send your an email with your unique invitation link from your Yahoo! account to the address <Your Yahoo! Group Name>. If your Yahoo! Group name is “My Neighborhood Network,” your Yahoo! Group email is

Google Groups listserv: Send your an email with your unique invitation link from your Gmail account to the address Your Google Group>. For Google Groups, "Your Group Hostname" is the hostname that appears at the end of your Group homepage URL. For example, a typical Google Group homepage URL for “My Neighborhood Network” might look like this:!forum/myneighborhood. In this case, your Google Group email address would be

B. Post via new topic message

Yahoo! Groups post: Post your invitation link as a new topic message in your Yahoo! Group.

​Google Groups post: Post your invitation link as a new topic message in your Google Group.

​For the methods above, here is a sample invitation message to include with your messages. You can customize the message to your neighborhood by filling out the information between the <brackets>. Many members have found it useful to send a reminder email after 2 weeks.

II. Importing Yahoo! or Gmail contacts

You can also use the contact importer to invite your Yahoo! or Gmail email contacts. To do so, navigate to your email invitation page.


Select the Yahoo! or Gmail option in the “Choose your address book” section.

You will be prompted to sign in to your Yahoo! or Gmail account, at which point we will generate all of your Yahoo! and Gmail contacts. From there, you can select the contacts that you wish to invite and just hit send! /p>  

On the bottom of the page, there is an “Enter a message” text edit box that you can customize. Here is sample invitation to that is more personalized to transitioning to your neighborhood. You can personalize it by editing the information between the <brackets>.

Example Email Introducing Nextdoor

Hi neighbors,

Over the last few months, many of us have been moving our discussions away from <<Yahoo! or Google>> to Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods. We created a Nextdoor page and have been using it to share important things happening in our neighborhood.

We really like Nextdoor because it’s tailored to help neighborhood groups communicate -- Nextdoor has been around for years and more than 35,000 neighborhoods like ours already on their platform. Here are some reasons why:

  • Mobile - Send or read messages on the go with their iOS and Android apps
  • Useful - Built especially for neighborhoods with lots of map and discussion functionalities
  • Informed - Connects us to our local Police, Fire, and City officials
  • Private - Ensures that the information we share is visible among us neighbors
  • Free - Nextdoor is completely free

Nextdoor will make it easier for us to communicate with one another in a secure, convenient and reliable way. Just use my invitation link below and you’ll be granted priority access to our neighborhoods Nextdoor website.

Hope to see you there on our neighborhood Nextdoor website!



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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2017 09:33AM PST
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