The End of Google Groups
Google Groups is all about helping users connect with people, access information, and communicate effectively over email and on the web. But Google confirms that they will no longer be supporting these features starting February 2011.
They said that “Google Groups group that uses the customized welcome message, pages or files, we are writing to inform you that we will no longer be supporting these features starting February 2011.“
They also said that “Starting in January 2011, Groups will no longer allow the creation or editing of welcome messages, files and pages; the content will only be available for viewing and only existing files will be downloadable. If you would like to keep the content currently on the pages and files sections of your group, we highly encourage you to export and migrate it to another product. In February 2011, we will turn off these features, and you will no longer be able to access that content.“