Add Google Workspace Marketplace apps to your whitelist

You can choose which third-party apps users can install from the Google Workspace Marketplace. The default setting is to allow users to install any app available in the Google Workspace Marketplace.

To allow users to download some third-party apps but not others, you can add specific apps to your whitelist. Your users can then install only the apps you've added to this list.

Hide or show Google Workspace Marketplace apps to your users

Note: Adding apps to the whitelist doesn’t affect apps that are already installed, it only blocks new installs. 

  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 Apps.
  3. On the Google Workspace Marketplace apps card, click Manage.
  4. Under Manage access to apps, select an option:
    • Allow visibility of all apps in G Suite Marketplace—Allows users to install any app
    • Block visibility of all apps in G Suite Marketplace—Blocks users from installing any app
    • Allow users to install only whitelisted applications from Google Workspace Marketplace—Users can install only whitelist apps
      Note: If you choose to whitelist apps, learn how to add apps to the whitelist below.
  5. Click Save.

Add apps to the whitelist

The list of apps you can add to your whitelist will not match the list of all available apps in Google Workspace 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 individual install for the app.

  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 Apps.
  3. On the Google Workspace Marketplace apps card, click Manage.
  4. Click Manage whitelist.
  5. At the top, click Add app to whitelistand thensearch for the app.
  6. Point to the appand thenclick Add to whitelist.
Remove apps from the whitelist
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. Click Apps.
  3. On the Google Workspace Marketplace apps card, click x apps whitelisted.
  4. Next to the app you want to remove, check the boxand thenclick Remove selected apps.
Remove an add-on

When you remove an add-on from the whitelist, the add-on is still installed but will not show up in the companion bar for any users who previously installed it.

Remove a chatbot

When you remove a chatbot from the whitelist of allowed Google Workspace Marketplace apps, your users can no longer use the chatbot.

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