Google Vault to help website builders transition from Google Sites

As the deadline for users to transition from the classic Google Sites website builder to the new Sites experience is fast approaching, the search giant has announced that Google Vault now supports new Google Sites.

For those who are unfamiliar, Google Vault is an information governance and eDiscovery tool for Google Workspace that allows its users to store, preserve, search and export their data from Gmail, Google Drive, Google Chat, Google Meet and many other company products. .

Google Vault could be a useful tool for owners of classic sites who have made the transition to new Google sites or are preparing to do so before the September 1 deadline.

At the same time, Google also created a helper called Classic Sites Manager to convert existing classic sites into new Google sites as unpublished drafts.

Google Sites support

In a new post on the Google Workspace blog, Google revealed that Sites users can now set retention policies, perform searches, and export content from their sites using Google Vault.

For those who already use the service to store Google Drive files, Sites files will now be covered by these holds, but site-specific retention rules can also be set up.

By adding support for Google Sites to Google Vault, individuals and organizations using Google’s website builder will have greater control over their data, which can help them meet regulatory or legal obligations regarding the where their data is stored.