What Are Matters in Google Vault: Quick Introduction

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

Introduction to Google Vault matters: getting started

  • You can think of a matter as a folder in Google Vault.
  • Creating a matter is the first step you need to take before you can do anything else.
  • Matters allow you to perform actions in Vault.

Google Vault matters best practices

  • It’s best to restrict a matter to a specific goal so that you know what you’ll find there just by its name and description.

What does a matter include

A matter includes:

  • Saved searches
  • Exports
  • A list of accounts with data on hold
  • A list of the accounts that can access the matter
  • An audit log that records actions performed through the matter

Retention and holds

Sharing matters

  • You can share matters with other Vault users so that a group of users can work on the same goal.

Closing and deleting matters

  • After you’re done with a matter, you can close and then delete it.

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