Turn chat history on or off

You can change whether your history is saved in Google Chat.

In the reply area, click history on or off:

  • History on History on.
  • History off History off.

If you turn off your chat history, your messages are deleted after 24 hours.

Your G Suite administrator controls whether you can turn your chat history on or off. Your administrator also controls the default setting.

Note: Messages you forward to your Gmail inbox will remain in your email, even if chat history is turned off.

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