Customize G Suite Dashboard for your users

With G Suite Dashboard, at, your G Suite users can easily find and open their G Suite services and other apps.

The user’s view of Dashboard

Dashboard shows a user's G Suite core services (such as Gmail) and apps you installed or turned on in the Google Admin console. Users can open their apps and install apps that you’ve approved.

At the top of Dashboard, users can use the search bar to quickly find their apps.

In the Your apps section, users can open their installed apps. G Suite core services are listed first, then other apps in alphabetical order. Note: Users can’t hide an app or change the order of apps.

The Approved apps section shows the G Suite Marketplace apps you approved for all users to install themselves. When a user clicks an approved app, they go to the G Suite Marketplace and follow the installation steps.

At the bottom of Dashboard, users can find tips and tricks in the G Suite Learning Center, search for apps in the G Suite Marketplace, or view apps from Google.

What users don't see in Dashboard:

  • G Suite Marketplace add-ons and your internal AppMaker apps and add-ons. Users open add-ons from the app.
  • Google Ads, Google My Business, and Google AdSense
  • Google Analytics
  • Your Google Admin console

Add apps to Dashboard

Type of app How to add to Dashboard
G Suite core service

Turn on a core service for a group or organizational unit. Services are automatically added or removed from a user’s Dashboard.

For instructions, go to Turn a service on or off for G Suite users.

SAML-enabled SSO app

Turn on an app for an organizational unit.

For instructions, go to Pre-integrated SAML apps catalog.

G Suite Marketplace app

Install an app for your domain, an organizational unit, or your admin account. Options vary by app.

For instructions, go to Install G Suite Marketplace apps in your domain.

Customize Dashboard for your users

Here are some optional steps for customizing Dashboard for your users.

  1. Customize the support information users see (for example, how to request an app). 
    Note: Information you customize for the User Hub is automatically included in Dashboard.  
    1. Go to
    2. In the top-right corner, click Add admin message. The Google Admin console opens.
      Note: You must have the Domain settings administrator privilege.
    3. Click Account settingsand thenProfileand thenSupport message
    4. Enter a custom message and click Save.
      Note: HTML formatting isn't supported—your message appears as plain text. However, you can create lines by pressing Enter. Also, if you enter a URL, it's automatically converted to a link.
  2. Decide whether all users can install G Suite Marketplace apps. By default, installation is turned off for G Suite for Education editions, and turned on for all other G Suite editions. For more information, go to Whitelist G Suite Marketplace apps.
  3. Decide whether users can find and install your internal AppMaker apps in the G Suite Marketplace, and then open the app from the Your apps section of Dashboard. For more information, go to Control access to app project files and Publish an App Maker app in the G Suite Marketplace.
  4. Set up quick links to Dashboard for your users. Add a Chrome Browser bookmark or a desktop shortcut. 
  5. Share the Help Center article Get started with G Suite Dashboard with your users.

Using Dashboard or App launcher

You may want to share the following information with your users:

Users can open their apps in either Dashboard or the App launcher "" (in the top-right corner of the user’s window). Users with many apps may prefer Dashboard.

Apps Can be opened
with Dashboard
Can be opened
with App launcher
G Suite core services
Additional Google services
(for example, Google Ads)
SAML-enabled SSO app    
G Suite Marketplace app
Apps approved for user installation  
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