Manage space settings

As a space manager, you can:

  • Control who can join a space.
  • Control who can manage members and groups.
  • Change whether the space is accessible to anyone in your organization or only to people you invite.
  • Control permissions for space members.

Important:

  • To manage space settings, you need a Google Workspace account.
  • When you create a space, you can invite people outside of your organization into a space. However, they won’t have access to some features, such as updating space details or adding people. Learn more about chatting with people outside your organization.

Update space access settings

If you're a space manager, you can make a space accessible to anyone in your organization or only to people you invite.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  2. In the bottom navigation menu, tap Spaces .
  3. Select the space you want to update.
  4. Next to the space name, tap the Right arrow Arrow Right.
  5. Tap Space settings.
  6. Under “Access,” select from the audience options in the drop down menu:
    • To make a restricted space discoverable, select the audience for your entire domain.
    • To make a discoverable space restricted, select Restricted.
  7. Under “Who can manage members and groups,” tap Everyone or Space manager.

Tips:

  • Discoverable spaces are searchable, but not browsable.
  • Restricted spaces that you’re invited to are searchable.
  • If you already allow people outside your organization to join the space, you can't make the space discoverable to others.

Update permissions for a space

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  2. In the bottom navigation menu, tap Spaces .
  3. Select the space you want to update.
  4. Tap the Right arrow Arrow Right.
  5. Tap Space settings.
  6. Under “Permissions,” select whether users or only space managers can:
    • Modify space details
    • Turn history on or off
    • Use @all
    • Manage apps
    • Manage webhooks
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