Manage your groups

Turn message archiving ON or OFF


This article is for G Suite 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 members can view them anytime. This is called message archiving. You can turn 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. 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.

Group members might also get posts in the form of emails, depending on the group email settings.

Turn 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. Select a setting in the Archive group messages section.
  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. A menu appears on the left.
  5. On the left, click Information and then Content 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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