Turn archiving on or off for a group

This feature requires turning on Google Groups for Business.

As an administrator or group owner, you can keep posts in the online forum so members can view them any time. Group members might also get posts in the form of emails, depending on their group email settings.

If archiving is on, members who choose to get email updates can read and respond to posts using the online forum, email, or both. If they opt out of email updates, they can access posts online.

If you turn off message archiving for a group, old posts stay archived in the online forum. New posts aren’t added. Group members who get email updates can read and reply to them through email. Those who opt out of email updates can’t see new posts.

Steps to turn archiving on or off

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Groups.

    To see Groups, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Point to a group, and click Edit settings.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click advanced settings. You’re taken to the group's Access permissions page in your Groups for Business service.
  5. On the left, click Information and then Content control.
  6. To turn archiving on, check the Archive messages to the group box. To turn it off, uncheck the box.
  7. At the top, click Save.

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