Enable or disable Google+ APIs


Google+ works with an increasing number of apps. These apps can use public Google+ APIs or the Google+ Domains API, which allows apps to perform actions such as reading posts, writing restricted posts, or managing circles. For example, you might use these apps in your domain to track and monitor shared content, automatically post company-wide announcements, or manage circle membership for domain users.

You can control whether apps can make use of Google+ APIs. Your selection affects both third-party apps and those you create in-house.

If you disable Google+ APIs, users can still authenticate apps to act on their behalf, but all calls made to Google+ APIs will fail with the exception of the people.get API (which is necessary for authentication).

To enable or disable Google+ APIs:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGoogle+.
  3. Click Advanced settings.

  4. In the Organizations section, select the organization for which you want to enable or disable Google+ apps.

    If you don't see an Organizations section, you probably have only one organization in your domain and can therefore skip this step.

    Select the top-level organization to enforce the same settings for your entire organization. You can also specify different settings for each organizational unit. If you have a lot of organizations, click the + button to expand your options.

  5. Check or uncheck Allow apps to access the Google+ APIs.
  6. Click Save.
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