Customize the G Suite Dashboard for users

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

About Dashboard

Not included in Dashboard

  • G Suite Marketplace add-ons and your internal AppMaker apps and add-ons aren't included in Dashboard. Users can continue to open an add-on from the app (for example, an add-on in Drive).
  • Google Ads, Google My Business, Google AdSense, and the Admin console aren't included in Dashboard. 
  • Hovering over an app no longer shows a description of the app.
  • G Suite core services in Dashboard don’t include a link to download the mobile version of the service. 

The user’s view of Dashboard

Users go to Dashboard at

In the Your apps section, users can open their installed apps. G Suite core services are listed first, then other apps in alphabetical order. 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 Marketplace. Then the user searches for the app in Marketplace and follows the installation steps.

Dashboard and apps

Add apps to Dashboard

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

Additional Google services, such as Google Analytics, can’t be added to Dashboard. Also, you can’t turn off Dashboard for users.

Type of app How to add to Dashboard
G Suite core service Turn on core service for group or organizational unit. Services are automatically added or removed from a user’s Dashboard. Learn more.
SAML-enabled SSO app Turn on app for organizational unit. About SAML.
G Suite Marketplace app Install an app for your domain, an organizational unit, or your admin account. Options vary by app. Learn more.

Let users install apps from G Suite Marketplace

All users can view the G Suite Marketplace and search for apps.

You choose whether all users install only the Marketplace apps you approve (whitelisted), or any Marketplace app, or no Marketplace apps. Learn more. 

Any whitelisted Marketplace apps appear in the Dashboard Approved Apps section for users to install.

Approved apps examples

Users can also find and install your internal AppMaker apps in the G Suite Marketplace. Then,  users open the app from the Your apps section of Dashboard. Learn about controlling access and publishing AppMaker apps.

Deployment tips

  1. Customize the support information (for example, how to request an app). Information you customized for the User Hub is automatically included in Dashboard.  
    1. Go to
    2. In the upper right, click Add admin message to go to Profile settings.
      Requires having the Domain settings administrator privilege.

      Add admin message link
    3. Under Support message, add a custom message.
      HTML formatting isn't supported—your message appears as plain text. However, you can create lines by pressing the Enter key. Also, if you enter a URL, it's automatically converted to a link.
  2. Decide whether to allow all users to install Marketplace apps. Installation is turned off by default for G Suite for Education editions, and turned on for all other G Suite editions. Learn more.
  3. Set up quick links to Dashboard: add a browser bookmark or desktop shortcut. 
  4. Share this help article with users or customize your own version.

Using Dashboard or App launcher

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

Apps Dashboard 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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