Delegate administrator privileges in Gmail

You can share management of your organization’s Gmail service by assigning specific users limited administrative privileges. Because large organizations often receive thousands of emails, assigning limited admin privileges to some users to manage Gmail-related tasks helps balance the workload.

Gmail privileges you can assign 

You can create a custom role with any or a combination of the following Gmail privileges: 

To assign administrator privileges to users:

  1. Create a custom administrator role that includes the Gmail privileges you want to grant to a user.

  2. Assign the custom administrator role to one or more users.
  3. Save your results.

Verify admin privileges

You must be signed in as a super administrator for this task.

After assigning a role, verify the user's privileges. 

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Directoryand thenUsers.

  3. Click the user’s name to open their account page.

  4. At the bottom of the user’s account page, click Show more.

  5. Click Admin roles and privileges.

Access and manage emails in a quarantine

After you've set up users with admin quarantine privileges, they can sign in and manage the email messages in the quarantines associated with a group they're a member of. 

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