Introducing new Space Manager capabilities in Google Chat

Introducing new Space Manager capabilities in Google Chat

What’s changing

Last year, we announced several improvements to spaces in Google Chat to help you better organize people, topics, and projects, which included introducing the space manager role. Currently, managers can: 
  • Remove and add participants
  • Assign or remove the space manager
  • Delete a space
  • Delete messages
  • Edit the space description
  • Update space access from restricted to discoverable or vice versa
Starting today, space managers will now have additional capabilities to ensure effective conversations take place in spaces: 
  • Space configuration: enables space managers to choose if members can change space details, such as name, icon, description, and guidelines, or turn Chat history on/off for the space. 
  • Member management: allows space managers to decide if members can add or remove members or groups to a space. 
  • Conversation moderation: authorizes space managers to determine whether members can use @all in a space. 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers 
  • Not available to users with personal Google Accounts