Turn Google Payments on or off

As an administrator of your organization's Google accounts, you can control who uses Google Payments. Just turn the service on or off for those users in your Admin console. Users who have Payments turned on can use it to purchase Google services for their account.

Control who uses Google Payments 

Before you begin: To turn a service on or off for certain users, put their accounts in an organizational unit (to control access by department) or add them to an access group (to allow access for users across or within departments).

  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 thenAdditional Google services.
  3. Click Google Payments.

    Tip: Scroll to see all services. Or at the left, choose a Filter to narrow the list, for example, based on status or popularity.

  4. Click Service status.
  5. To turn on or off a service for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  6. (Optional) To turn a service on or off for an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. Click Override to keep your setting if the service for the parent organizational unit is changed.
    4. If Overridden is already set for the organizational unit, choose an option:
      • Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent.
      • Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

    Learn more about organizational structure.

  7. To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to turn on a service for a group.

Services that use Payments

Your Payments setting applies to any service that uses Payments, such as YouTube. It doesn’t apply to services that use a different billing system, such as G Suite Basic. In other words, if you turn on Payments for everyone, all users can make purchases on YouTube, but not in G Suite Basic.

Learn more at the Google Payments Help Center.

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