Turn on message moderation

You can use message moderation to approve messages before they’re sent to the rest of the group. This gives you the opportunity to make sure messages are appropriate for the entire group before they’re shared.

Only members with approve messages permissions can moderate posts.

Turn on message moderation

  1. Open Google Groups.
  2. Click My Groups > name of the group you want to edit.
  3. Click Manage in the upper-right corner. 
  4. Click Settings in the left menu.
  5. Click Moderation and select your desired settings.

Moderation settings

Once you turn on moderation, you can choose how you want messages to be moderated. Your options on the Setting screen include:

  • Moderate all messages to the group - You’ll approve every message before it’s sent to your group
  • Moderate messages from new members - New member messages will be moderated until you change their individual posting permissions by clicking Manage > Actions > Set Posting Permission.
  • Moderate messages from non-members - You’ll only need to use this setting if non-members are allowed to post).
  • Let authors know when moderators reject their post - You can write custom text for the rejection message.
  • Change moderation settings for messages Google identifies as spam - You can have messages sent to the moderation queue with or without notifying moderators, immediately reject spam messages, or allow the messages to be posted without moderation.
Pending posts will be deleted after seven days if they're not approved by a moderator.