Turn Keep on or off for users

As an administrator, you can control who uses Google Keep in your organization. Users who have Keep turned on can use it to create, manage, and share notes within your organization.

By default, Keep is enabled for all new organizations, and for organizations that use Drive.  You can also choose to have new services initially turned on or off

Requirements

Enable or disable Keep

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

  5. (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.

  6. 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.
  7. (Optional) Adjust the Drive Settings options that are supported by Keep.

Changes typically take effect in minutes, but can take up to 24 hours. For details, go to How changes propagate to Google services.  

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