Allow or restrict add-ons in your organization

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

  • Chrome Web Store—To find and install add-ons from the Chrome Web Store, open a Google Docs editors file and at the top, click Add-ons and then Get add-ons. You can control whether your users can install add-ons from the Chrome Web Store (details below).
  • G Suite Marketplace—Users can install add-ons from the G Suite Marketplace. However, you can install add-ons for them or whitelist specific add-ons to control what your users can install. For details, see Install G Suite Marketplace add-ons across your organization (below).

Allow or restrict add-ons in your organization

Install G Suite Marketplace add-ons across your organization
Control whether users can install Chrome Web Store add-ons

If you do not allow users to install add-ons from the Chrome Web store:

  • Users cannot install any add-ons themselves. However, they can still see Get add-ons on the Add-ons menu in a file and browse the Chrome Web Store.
  • Add-ons previously installed from the Chrome Web Store are disabled.
  • Users can continue to use add-ons installed from the G Suite Marketplace.

To control whether users can install add-ons from the Chrome Web Store:

  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 thenDrive and Docs.
  3. Click Features and Applications.
  4. If you want to turn on this feature for only some users, on the left, select an organizational unit. Otherwise, it applies to everyone.

    You can only select an organizational unit for this feature if you have G Suite Enterprise, Business, Education, Nonprofits, or Drive Enterprise edition. (Compare G Suite editions.)

    Under Add-Ons, check or uncheck the allow box and click Save.

It can take up to an hour for changes to take effect. Users might need to refresh or reopen a document to see the change.

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