Enable add-ons in Google Docs editors
Add-ons in Google Docs are tools built by third-party developers using Google Apps Script. You or your users can install add-ons to bring more functionality to Docs, Sheets, and Forms.
Examples of add-ons could include a document approval system, digital signature app, mail-merge app, or a suite of custom financial functions for spreadsheets. Once installed, users can choose to enable an add-on in specific documents, all documents, or no documents.
The Admin console setting for add-ons controls Docs, Sheets, and Forms; there are not separate settings for each document type. Add-ons are not available for other document types.
To enable add-ons in your organization, choose one of these options:Deploy only specific add-ons across your organization
- As the administrator, deploy the desired add-ons via the G Suite Marketplace.
Ensure that your users can't install additional Google Docs add-ons from the add-ons store:
- To ensure that users can't install other add-ons from the Marketplace, whitelist the desired Marketplace apps.
- Sign in to the Google Admin console.
- Click Apps > G Suite > Drive > Data Access.
- Check Allow users to install Google Docs add-ons from the add-ons store.
- Click Save Changes.
Users can now install and use add-ons.
After you change this setting, it may take up to an hour before the change takes effect in previously opened documents, and the change won't be seen until the documents are refreshed or reopened.
- As the administrator, deploy the desired add-ons via G Suite Marketplace.
- Follow the steps in the section above to allow users to install their own add-ons via the add-ons store.