Currents is only available for Google Workspace accounts through work or school. Consumer accounts (typically ending in @gmail.com) were shut down on April 2nd, 2019.

Moderate a Community

When you create a community, you are the owner. You can let other people moderate the community, or you can add another owner. You can also decide which members’ posts to moderate. You must be a moderator for two weeks before you can be made an owner.

If you use a Google Account through work or school, your administrator may turn off your ability to use Currents. If Currents is turned off for you, you will be removed from Communities that you’re a member of.

A community owner can:

  • Invite people to join the community
  • Approve requests to join
  • Ban or remove people
  • Edit information about the community
  • Moderate posts and comments, for example, pinning posts to feature them or removing offensive posts
  • Move posts into different categories
  • Make other members community moderators or owners
  • Remove other members as moderators or owners
  • Delete the community
  • Step down as an owner and become a moderator or member

A community moderator can:

  • Moderate posts and comments, for example, pinning posts to feature them or removing offensive posts
  • Move posts into different categories
  • Invite people to join the community
  • Approve requests to join
  • Ban or remove people
  • Edit information about the community
  • Step down as a moderator and become a member

Note: Owners and moderators may not be able to perform some of these functions if members of the community are suspended. For example, an owner can not step down as the owner of a community with no members.

Add or remove someone as moderator or owner 

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want.
  4. Tap the photos of the community members.
  5. Next to the person you want to promote, tap More More.
  6. Choose Promote to moderator or Promote to owner.
    • Note: To make someone an owner, you first have to make them a moderator.

  7. To remove someone as moderator or owner, follow steps 1 through 5 above, then choose Demote to moderator, or Demote to member

Review posts before they show in your community

You can review members' posts before they're posted to the community. Moderators and owners can review posts from un-approved members of their community. You can choose to auto-approve posts from a user, or ban members from the community so they can't post or comment.

First, turn on post moderation

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want to moderate posts for.
  4. Tap More More.
  5. Tap Edit community.
  6. Turn on "Hold posts for review."
  7. Choose whose posts you want to review:
    1. Everyone: all existing community limited members, excluding members, moderators and owners
    2. Only new members: new members only, excluding moderators and owners
  8. Tap OK and then Save.

Then, review posts from members before approving them

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want to moderate.
  4. Tap Moderate.
  5. Tap Review.
  6. Optional: To approve or deny all posts held for review, click Select all​.
  7. To approve a post, tap Approve Done. To decline a post, tap Remove Close.
  8. Tap More More.
  9. Choose whether to approve the current post and all future posts of a person, or to ban the person. If you auto-approve all posts for a user, you’ll still need to manually review any posts from that person that are still in the queue.
  10. If you're auto-approving all posts, tap Got it. If you're banning someone, tap Ban.

Remove or ban someone

Owners and moderators can remove or ban people from a Community.

When you remove someone:

  • They leave the Community, but can join again.
  • Their posts and comments are not removed from the Community.

When you ban someone:

  • They leave the Community, but can’t join again unless you un-ban them.
  • Their posts and comments are not removed from the Community.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Tap the community to remove or ban someone from.
  4. At the bottom of the Community’s banner, tap the photos of the Community members.
  5. Next to the name of the person you want to remove or ban, tap More More.
  6. Tap Ban from Community or Remove from Community.

Remove, report, and ban someone all at once

If you choose this option, the member can't join the community again, and is reported to Currents.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Tap the community you want.
  4. Tap a post or comment.
  5. In the top right, tap More  and then Remove, report, and ban. Tapping this will:
    • Remove the post or comment from the community
    • Report the post or comment to Google
    • Ban the author from the community
  6. To also remove the member's recent posts and comments from the community, check the box next to "Remove other recent content by this user."
  7. Tap Ban user.

Add or remove stronger filters to content

You can turn on more aggressive filtering to reduce the amount of spam or inappropriate content that reaches your Community’s stream. If your Community already has this content control on, you can turn it off.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Currents app "".
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want to adjust filters for.
  4. Tap More More.
  5. Tap Edit Community.
  6. Switch on or off "Content controls."
  7. Tap Save.

Note: When this setting is on, Currents' content filter is more likely to flag posts that are questionable, so fewer of them will show up in your Community. You can see these blocked posts in your moderator queue.

 

 

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