How to View the Status of Google Workspace Admin Tasks

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

What information can you see about Google Admin tasks

The Admin console’s Tasks feature shows you information about specific admin-initiated operations. They usually involve uploading, downloading, and scanning information – examples of such processes are:

  • Uploading and downloading users’ account info
  • Uploading and downloading group members
  • Uploading and downloading devices info
  • Uploading Calendar buildings, features, and resources
  • Downloading audit logs and reports
  • Running data loss prevention rule scans for Drive

Depending on the operation, you may be able to:

  • See who started it
  • See the start date
  • See the finish date
  • View or download files

Cancel an ongoing Google Admin task

  • Once started, you can’t cancel a task.

Google Admin tasks information retention

  • You can see completed tasks for up to 15 days after their completion, and then they’re cleared from the list and can never be seen again.

How to view ongoing or completed Google Admin tasks step-by-step with images

Step 1

How to See Google Workspace Admin Tasks Status - Step 1

In Google Admin at, click the Tasks icon in the top right.

Step 2

How to See Google Workspace Admin Tasks Status - Step 2

You can see any tasks that are in progress, as well as completed ones.

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