As an administrator, you can track conversation and discussion activity in your organization using the Google Chat audit log. For example, you can see when a user starts a direct message or creates a room.
Before you begin
If you have Google Chat history turned off for your users, you won't see data for users who send direct messages, and you won't see data for the Direct message started event. To check your settings, go to Turn history on or off.
From the Admin console Home page, go to Reports.
- On the left under Audit log, click Google Chat.
(Optional) To customize what data you see, on the right, click Manage columns . Select the columns that you want to see or hideclick Save.
(Optional) Review ways to filter and export log data and create alerts.
Data you can view
The Google Chat audit log provides the following information:
|Event name||The action that was logged, such as starting a conversation or creating a room|
|Event description||Details of the event|
|User||The name of the user who performed the action|
|Date||Date and time the event occurred (displayed in your browser's default time zone)|
From the Add a filter drop-down list, select an Event name to filter data for that event. The audit log shows entries for each time the particular event occurred during the time range that you set. Event names for the Google Chat audit log include:
- Add room member
- Attachment download
- Attachment upload
- Direct message started
- Invite send
- Message edited
- Message posted
- Remove room member
- Room created
When and how long is data available?
Go to Data retention and lag times.