How To Turn Off Message History On Google Chat
Last Updated: May 14, 2022
Do you want to delete your messages on Google Chats automatically? Do you want them to disappear after some time passes? If so, you can turn off the history on your chats. Follow our step-by-step guide below to learn how.
By default, all the messages you send on Google Chats stay in your conversations until you delete them. In this way, chat participants can check and review the message history if they ever need them in the future.
However, we understand that some of you want to keep some of your chats clear for new conversations. Thankfully, you can turn off the message history on your conversations on Google Chats to delete its messages after a day.
How to delete your messages automatically on Google Chats
If you want your messages on Google Chats to disappear after some time, you can turn off the history of your conversations. After turning off the history, your messages will disappear automatically after 24 hours.
You can turn off a chat’s message history whether you’re using Google Chats on your phone or computer. Check our tutorials below, and we’ll show you all the steps you need to know.
On your phone:
- Open Google Chats from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
- Head to the Chats tab and select the conversation that you want to manage.
- Click the conversation name on the header.
- Turn off the message history on your Conversation options.
That’s how you turn off message history on your conversations on Google Chats. When someone turns off the history, a note appears in the chat displaying that the history is off.
For those using a personal account, you can turn off the history on all your conversations whenever you want. On the other hand, those users on a workspace or school account can only toggle the history if their organization allows them to do so.
On your computer:
- Open your preferred web browser, visit Google Chats, and sign in to your account.
- Go to the conversation that you want to manage and tap the name or email on the header.
- On the menu that appears, click the “Turn off history” option.
Any message sent through the chat gets deleted after a day when you turn off the history. Anyone participating in the chat can toggle this feature whenever they want.
You can also turn off the chat history on spaces that you manage on Google Chats. All you have to do is open the space options and toggle the feature on the menu.
To wrap things up
Now that you know how to turn off the message history on Chats, you can delete all the messages in a conversation automatically after some time. Always remember that everyone within the conversation will know when you turn off its message history.
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