Search in the Admin console

In the Google Admin console, you can search for users, groups, and settings. For example, search for users’ email addresses, team mailing lists, or settings to reset passwords. You don't have to be exact with the search terms, and you can use everyday words.

Search for users, groups, or settings

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console search box, enter your search terms.

    Admin console search box
  3. In the results page, click Users, Groups, or Settings to narrow your results. To search in the Google Workspace Admin Help Center, click See all help topics.

About search

  • Your Admin console privileges determine what results are shown.
  • Admin console search works best in English, for now.
  • You might get search results in a language that’s different from your Admin console language.
  • If you don’t find what you need in the search results, check the articles listed in Frequently asked questions.


You can search for:

  • Name (first name, last name, or partial name)
  • Username (for example, christina@ or pham@)
  • User alias (for example, chris@)
  • Secondary email address (for example,

Search autocompletes before @, but does not autocomplete after you enter @. For example, ad autocompletes to admin, but admin@ex does not autocomplete to

Not available in search or search results:

  • Any user alias at a domain alias 


You can search for:

  • Group name (full or partial, for example Solarmora Support team)
  • Group address (for example, sales@ or support@)

Not available in search or search results:

  • Group aliases


Search for settings in the Admin console (for example, Gmail or sharing). Your search results may include services that aren’t currently available.


For user searches, click Meetings to view a user's information in the Meet quality dashboard. Learn more

Meetings results in search

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