Project Description

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Google is introducing a new admin control for Google Chat history in unthreaded rooms. With this new control, admins have the option to:
  • Set unthreaded room history behavior separately from 1:1 and group conversations: Admins can set the default history state to be either on or off. They can also prevent users from changing the default history setting for unthreaded rooms.

    Note: this setting does not impact threaded rooms. Threaded room history is always on.

This will only affect organizations that use Chat; it will not impact organizations that still use classic Hangouts. Use Google’s Help Center to learn more about these changes and how they might impact your organization.

Who’s impacted


Why you’d use it

These new options give you as an Admin more control and flexibility in setting Chat history options for unthreaded rooms.

Getting started

Rollout pace

Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout starting on May 10, 2021. You can set the new Admin console controls when you see them, but it may take a few days before they take effect. This is a one-time delay during the rollout. The settings should work by late May.


Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as Google Workspace Basic and Business customers.
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