Manage spaces in the Google Admin console

You can view and manage spaces directly from the Google Admin Console with the Space Management Tool. With the tool you can check spaces in your organization, add users to a space, and change the roles of members and Space managers.

The Space Management Tool requires Manage chat and spaces conversations admin privileges. Super administrators have these privileges by default. Admins can grant these privileges to a user with admin roles. To learn more, read Assign specific admin roles.

View spaces in your domain

You can inspect all existing spaces in your domain with the Manage Spaces tool.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Chat.
  3. Click Manage Spaces.

From this page you can filter spaces by their name or Space ID. The list can also be sorted by member count in ascending or descending order.

Note: Members added via groups are not currently counted in the total member count.

Add a space member in the Google Admin console

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Chat.
  3. Click Manage Spaces.
  4. Hover over the space you want to edit and click Manage members.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Enter the email of the user in your organization you want to add and click Continue.
  7. In the Specify role window, select the user role.
  8. Click Save.

Remove a space member in the Google Admin console

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Chat.
  3. Click Manage Spaces.
  4. Hover over the space you want to edit and click Manage members.
  5. Click Remove.
  6. Enter the email of the user in your organization you want to remove and click Remove.

Change member roles in the Google Admin Console

Users in a space are either Space Managers or members. Space Managers have more privileges than members. To learn more, read Learn about your role as a Space Manager.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Chat.
  3. Click Manage Spaces.
  4. Hover over the space you want to edit and click Manage members.
  5. Click Change role.
  6. Enter the email of the user you want to edit and click Continue. If you enter the email of a user who is not a part of the space, they will be added to the space.
  7. In the Change role window, select the user role.
  8. Click Save.

Delete a Space in your domain in the Google Admin Console

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

    In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Chat.
  2. Click Manage Spaces.
  3. Hover over the space you want to delete and click Delete space.
  4. Click Delete space.
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