Control user installation of Marketplace apps

You can choose which third-party apps users can install from the G Suite Marketplace. For EDU domains, the default is to not allow users to install any third-party apps. For all other domains, the default is to allow users to install any app available in the Marketplace.

To allow some third-party apps but not others, you can add specific apps to a whitelist. Your users can only install apps you've whitelisted.

Note: Whitelisting doesn’t affect apps that are already installed, it only blocks new installs.

To specify the Marketplace apps users can install:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Apps.
  3. On the left, click Marketplace settings.
  4. Click Manage Access to apps.
  5. Select an option:
    • Allow users to install any application from G Suite Marketplace.
    • Do not allow users to install any application from G Suite Marketplace.
    • Allow users to install only whitelisted applications from G Suite Marketplace.
  6. If changing your setting, click Save changes.

    If you choose to whitelist apps, follow the additional steps below.

  7. Click Manage whitelist.
  8. Click Add to display a list of available apps.
    • Move the scrollbar down to view additional apps
    • Once the entire app list is displayed, use Ctrl + f or ⌘ + f (Mac) to search for all or part of an app name.
  9. Check the box next to the apps you want to add, then click Whitelist.
  10. Click Confirm.

The list of apps available for whitelisting will not match the list of all available apps in G Suite Marketplace. It only shows apps that are available to non-admin users. If there's an app you'd like to be available to non-admins, contact the app developer about enabling it for all users.

Remove apps from a whitelist
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. Click Apps.
  3. In the Marketplace apps box, click Apps whitelisted.
  4. Check the box next to the apps you want to remove, then click  in the upper left.
  5. Click Confirm.
Remove a Gmail Add-on

When an admin removes a Gmail add-on from the whitelist of allowed G Suite Marketplace applications, the add-on is removed for any user who previously installed that Gmail add-on.

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