Supported & unsupported features

Google Workspace to Google Workspace migration

Review the tables below for information on what features are supported and unsupported when running a Google Workspace to Google Workspace migration using Google Workspace Migrate.

Gmail  |  Calendar  |  Drive  |  Contacts  |  Groups  |  Other types of data


Supported Gmail features Notes & watchpoints
  • Messages
  • Attachments
  • Filters and blocked addresses
  • Email delegation
  • POP & IMAP settings
Messages in Trash and Spam are skipped.
Labels and label structure Watchpoint: Label colors
Signature The default signature for the primary Gmail account is migrated.

Watchpoint: You must also use an identity mapping (map the source user to the target user). For details, go to Create & manage an identity mapping.

Stars Only the default star color and shape is migrated.
Forwarding settings Forwarding to an external domain is not preserved.

Watchpoint: Email forwarding

Drive attachments and hyperlinks Drive attachments and hyperlinks in messages are unaltered during a migration. They continue to link to the original content.
Scheduled send status The message is migrated, but you must reschedule it manually. 

Unsupported Gmail features

  • Messages in Trash and Spam
  • Forwarding to an external domain
  • Send as settings
  • Snooze status
  • Signatures from nonprimary Gmail addresses
  • Migration to Google Groups


Supported Google Calendar features Notes & watchpoints
Primary and secondary calendars  
Calendar events (including recurring calendar events) Events are migrated even if the creator or organizer of the event is outside of your organization.
Calendar event attachments If the Drive item is also migrated, Google Workspace Migrate reattaches the item to the event.
Calendar permissions Permissions to share calendars with users, groups, organizations, and the public are migrated.
Calendar resources Calendar resources must first be created manually or by bulk import in the target account. Then, their calendars and event associations can be migrated. For details, go to Set up a calendar resource migration.

Unsupported Calendar features

  • Events (external domain aliases)
  • Video and audio conferencing links in events
  • Extended properties
  • Google Meet links


Supported Google Drive features Notes & watchpoints
  • Drive folder structures
  • Permissions
  • Files and file versions outside of the Google ecosystem (.docx, .pdf, and so on)
Orphaned Drive files Watchpoint: Orphaned content
Drive platform-specific files and comments Supported Drive platform-specific files are:
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Forms
  • Google Drawings
  • Jamboard


Drive folder and file metadata Modified date and last modified user metadata is preserved for folders and files.
Drive sharing for external users Watchpoint: Content shared with users outside of your organization
Externally owned files Watchpoint: Externally owned files shared with internal users
Shared drives Watchpoint: Mapping shared drives

Unsupported Drive features

  • Platform-specific file revisions
  • Migration from shared drives to My Drive
  • Drive stars
  • Links within Drive files
  • Files and folders in Trash
  • Folder colors
  • Shared drive background images
  • Descriptions attached to files and folders
  • Custom application properties
  • Drive shortcuts


Supported Google Contacts features Notes & watchpoints
  • Personal contacts
  • Contact groups

Unsupported Contacts features

  • Stars


Supported Google Groups features Notes & watchpoints
Groups Watchpoint: Groups 
Members Roles are migrated.
  • Group description
  • Who can see group
  • Who can join group
  • Who can post
  • Who can view conversations
  • Who can view members
Watchpoint: Other settings, including member privacy, posting policies, email options, and member moderation are skipped. To manually update the settings, go to Update group details.

Unsupported Google Groups features

  • Group email history and archive
  • Member subscription preferences, pending members, and ban status
  • Migration from Gmail

Other types of data

Other supported types of Google data Notes & watchpoints
  • Google Tasks
  • Lists
  • If you specify to migrate tasks in the settings template, Tasks are migrated as part of Gmail data. Review also Migrate Mail content.
  • Only the primary recurring task is migrated.

Other unsupported features

  • Classroom
  • Currents
  • Google Chat (Chat contacts and history)
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Keep
  • Google Sites
  • Google Vault
  • Google Workspace user license assignments
  • Third-party licenses


Watchpoints for Google to Google migrations

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