Enable Google+

As a Google Apps administrator, you can enable Google+ for your entire domain, or just for users in specific organizational units. Note that Google+ is enabled automatically if all of the following apply:

  • You have Google Apps or Google Apps for Business.
  • Your Admin console is configured to automatically opt in to new services when Google releases them.
  • Calendar, Drive, Talk/Hangouts, and Picasa Web Albums are already turned on for your users.
If some users in your organization do not meet the Google+ age requirements, you must enable Google+ only in organizational units where all users do meet the requirements. If an underage user attempts to sign up for Google+, his or her entire Google Apps account—including Gmail and other services—will be disabled.

Before enabling Google+, make sure to review this list of considerations.

To enable Google+:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the dashboard, click the Google Apps icon. (If you don't see it, click More controls.)
  3. Make sure that the Calendar, Drive, and Talk/Hangouts services are turned on for the desired organizational units. Learn how.
  4. Return to the dashboard and click Other Google Services. (You may need to click More controls to find it.)
  5. Make sure that Picasa Web Albums and Google+ are turned on for the desired organizational units. Learn how.
  6. Inform your users that you've enabled Google+ for their Google Apps accounts and provide information about how to sign up for the service. Learn more.

Remember: Even after you enable Google+, users still need to join the service before they can use it. Go to sign-up page

After you enable Google+ and users join the service, they'll see the Google+ link at the top of Google service pages, such as Gmail and Calendar. For example: