Turn a service on or off for Google Workspace users

As an administrator, you can control who uses which Google services from their account. Just turn the service on or off for those people in your Google Admin console. When users sign in to their account, they see only those services that are turned on for them. 

Changes typically take effect in minutes, but can take up to 24 hours. For details, go to How changes propagate to Google services.  

Option 1: Control access for organizational units

The easiest way to turn a service on or off for specific users is using organizational units. For example, suppose you want only your Marketing team to use YouTube. Create one organizational unit for Marketing and another for everyone else. Then, leave the service turned on for Marketing and turn it off for the others.

Click a service name below for instructions (requires an administrator account).

Google Workspace

Additional Google Services

Google Workspace Marketplace Apps
Google Chat
Cloud Search
Groups for Business
Google Meet
Google Voice
Google Sites
Classic Sites
Classic Hangouts

Brand Accounts
Google Ads
Google Analytics
Google Cloud
Google Domains
Google Earth
Google Maps
Google My Maps
Google Payments
Google Photos
Google Play
Search and Assistant
Search Console
Web & App Activity

Any Google Workspace Marketplace app

Option 2: Customize access using access groups

If you already use organizational units to control other settings for users, you might instead want to control service access using groups. This lets you control access for any group of users no matter what your organizational structure.

See Customize access to Google Workspace services using access groups.

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