Allow or restrict add-ons in Docs editors

You (and your users) can use add-ons in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms to bring more functionality to files. For example, there are add-ons for document-approval systems, digital signatures, and advanced image editing for presentations. You can install add-ons for your users or allow your users to install them. After you install an add-on, it’s available with all files of the same type.

Where to find and install add-ons

Users can install add-ons from the Google Workspace Marketplace. However, you can install add-ons for them or allow specific add-ons to control what your users can install. For details, see Install Google Workspace Marketplace add-ons across your organization (below).

Note: Add-ons for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms are moving to the Google Workspace Marketplace. You should work with your app developers to move any Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms add-ons there. Until they’re moved, don’t uninstall any add-ons because you won’t be able to find them in the Google Workspace Marketplace and reinstall them.

Install Google Workspace Marketplace add-ons for your organization

Allow users to install and use add-ons from outside your organization

  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 thenGoogle Workspaceand thenDrive and Docs.
  3. Click Features and Applications.
  4. Click Add-Ons.
  5. Check the Allow users to install Google Docs add-ons from add-ons store box.
  6. Click Save.
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