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How to suspend a user on Google Workspace

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Suspending a user from the admin console will temporarily hold or block the use and access of email, documents, and calendars. However, this does not delete the user's profile data. New emails and calendar invitations are blocked while shared documents are still accessible to collaborators.

Note: Any user that was been suspended by google and not by the admin will still be able to receive an email.  

An administrator has the capability to restore the suspended user anytime (Google still charge the same amount for the suspended user. This is the reason why the admin should be aware that suspending the account is different from deleting the account. If you suspend a user, you're only charged for the days of that month that the user was active.


Suspend an individual user

  1. In your Google Admin console (at admin.google.com)

  2. Go to Users.
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  3. In the Users list, find the user. If you need help, see Find a user account.

  4. Hover over the user you want to suspend and click Moreand thenSuspend user
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    5 Another window will pop up to give you a heads up about things to know when you suspend a user.

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     6 Click Suspend to confirm.


Restore an individual user


  1. In your Google Admin console (at admin.google.com)

  2. Go to Users.

  3. Above the Users list, click Add a filter and choose User status.

Find this option at the top of the user list


     4. Check the Suspended box and click Apply.

     5. In the Users list, hover over the suspended user and click More then Reactivate.


     6. Click Reactivate to confirm.


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