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Turn Keep on or off for users

As a G Suite 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


To enable Keep, you must also turn on Google Drive or an error occurs.

This feature is available with G Suite Business, Education, and Enterprise editions. Compare editions


  • Keep is not available for G Suite for Government users, who can download the app but will not be able to sync their data to the cloud. 
  • Learn more about G Suite editions.

Enable or disable Keep

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Apps and then G Suite and then Keep.

    To see Apps, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. If you have the G Suite Enterprise, Business, Education, or Nonprofits edition, select the desired organizational unit. (Learn about G Suite editions.)

    Otherwise, your settings apply to your entire organization.

  4. In the far-right column, click Menu More and select ON for everyone, ON for some organizations, or OFF.
  5. (Optional) Adjust the Drive Settings options that are supported by Keep.
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