How to Moderate All Posts by New Members of a Google Group

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

You can choose to send all posts by new members to the moderation queue for moderation or completely prevent them from posting.

How to enable moderation for posts by new group members step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Moderate All Posts By New Members Of A Google Group - Step 1

Go to Groups at and find the group in one of the directories listed on the left: My groups, Recent groups, All groups, or Favorite groups. Then click the three dots icon to the right and select Group settings.

Step 2

How To Moderate All Posts By New Members Of A Google Group - Step 2

Under New member restrictions, choose between:

  • No posting restriction for new members – Let new members post to the group.
  • New member posts are moderated – Let new members post, but their messages go to the moderation queue first.
  • New members cannot post – Prevent new members from posting to the group.

Step 3

How To Moderate All Posts By New Members Of A Google Group - Step 3

Click Save changes at the bottom.

How To Enable Moderation Of Posts To A Google Group - Step 3

Posts pending moderation go to the Conversations > Pending page, accessible from the group settings menu on the bottom left. 

Moderators can view pending posts and approve or reject them before they make it to the group.

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