Stay on top of everything that's important with Gmail's new interface. Learn more about the new layout.

Learn about your role as a Space Manager

When you use Google Spaces, the creator automatically becomes the Space Manager who can: 

  • Remove and add participants.
  • Assign or remove the Space Manager.
  • Delete a space
  • Delete messages 
  • Edit the space description

Space Managers have a diamond  next to their name in the message stream and in the member list of the space.

Add participants

  1. ​Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. ​On the left, select the space.
  3. Click the Space name and then More options ""and then Add people & bots.
  4. Enter the name or email of the person or group you want to add.
  5. Click Send.

Remove participants

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. On the left, select the space.
  3. Choose an option:
    1. At the top, click the Space name.
    2. At the top right of the conversation, click More ""and then View members.
  4. Point to the person and click More ""and then Remove from Space.

Assign the role Space Manager to a member

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. On the left, select the space.
  3. Choose an option:
    1. At the top, click the Space name.
    2. At the top right of the conversation, click More ""and then View members.
  4. Point to the person and click More ""and then  Make Space Manager

Remove the role Space Manager from a member

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. On the left, select the space.
  3. Choose an option:
    1. At the top, click the Space name.
    2. At the top right of the conversation, click More ""And then View members.
  4. Point to the person and click More ""And then  Change from Space Manager to Member.  

Delete messages

Space Managers can delete any message in a space. Space members can only delete their own messages. Learn how to delete a message as a space member.
  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. On the left, select the space.
  3. Point to the message you want to delete.
  4. Click More actions and then Delete Delete.
  5. In the window that opens, click Delete.
Important:
  • When a message is deleted in a space, a time stamp may appear. The time stamp remains for 30 days or longer based on the retention policy of your company.
    • The “Delete messages” feature is currently excluded from threaded spaces. This feature is also only available to specific subscriptions and might not be available on your work or school account

Edit space descriptions guidelines

When spaces are created, a description may also be created. Space Managers can add or edit the Space description so others know its purpose. To manage members’ expectations and create a safer community experience, you can add or edit guidelines.
  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. On the left, select the space.
  3. At the top, next to the space name, click Down arrow  and then View space details .
  4. In the window that opens, click Edit .
  5. Add a description.
    • Optional: Add a guideline.
  6. Click Save.

Additional resources

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
Search Help Center
true
17
false