Turn chat history on or off in Google Chat

If your organisation allows it, you can use the history setting to choose whether to save your chats. If history is off, messages are deleted after 24 hours.

When anyone in the chat turns history on or off, the following will appear:

  • A note in the message stream that shows history was turned on or off.
  • A prompt in the compose box that says ‘History is on’ or ‘History is off’.

Note:

Turn history on or off in Chat

  1. Go to Google Chat.
  2. Select a conversation.
  3. At the top, next to the contact or conversation name, click the Down arrow "".
  4. Click Turn on history or Turn off history.

Turn chat history on or off in Gmail

  1. Go to Gmail.
  2. Select a conversation.
  3. Click More options "" and then Turn on history or Turn off history

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