Manage your groups

Turn message archiving ON or OFF


This article is for administrators. To manage your own groups, visit the Google Groups help.
This feature requires turning on Google Groups for Business." "
If you have G Suite Basic or higher,  you can keep posts in online forums so that members can view them anytime. 

You can turn the feature (message archiving) On or Off for each group:

  • On—Members who choose to get email updates can read and respond to posts using the Google Groups online forum, email, or both. If they opt out of email updates, they can access posts online.
  • Off—Old posts stay archived in the online forum, and group members can still access them. New posts aren’t archived. Group members who get email updates can read and reply to them through email. Those who opt out of email updates can access existing archived posts but can’t see new posts.

Turn conversation history/archiving ON or OFF

Using new Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the left, click Group settingsand thenPosting policies.
  5. Under Conversation history, select whether to turn this feature ON or OFF.
  6. Click Save changes.
Using classic Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Near the top right, click Manage group. A menu appears on the left.
  5. On the left, click Informationand thenContent control.
  6. Do one of the following:
    • To turn archiving on, check the Archive messages to the group box.
    • To turn it off, uncheck the Archive messages to the group box.
  7. Click Save.

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