How to Moderate Pending Google Groups Posts

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

You can configure some group settings to send group posts to the moderation queue.

How group moderation works

  • After a post goes to the moderation queue, someone with moderation permissions must reject or approve it for delivery to all group members, as shown below.

How to moderate posts to a group step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Moderate Pending Google Groups Posts - 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 group’s name.

Step 2

How To Moderate Pending Google Groups Posts - Step 2

On the bottom left, under Conversations, click Pending.

Step 3

How To Moderate Pending Google Groups Posts - Step 3

Now you’ll see a list of all pending posts.

Click one of the two icons to the right of a pending post to approve or reject it.

Step 4

How To Moderate Pending Google Groups Posts - Step 4

Moderate multiple posts at once

Alternatively, you can select multiple pending posts at once by checking the box (or profile picture) on the left of the poster’s name.

Then click the blue icons on the right above the posts list to approve or reject all selected posts at once.

Two new icons appear when you select one or more posts, which offer extra options:

  • Approve and always allow future messages from the same author
  • Report spam and ban author(s) from the forum

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