Google Assistant

Let users' Assistants access Google Workspace

As an administrator for an organization that’s part of the beta program (described below), you control whether people in your organization can access services such as Google Calendar, Meet, and Gmail, using the Google Assistant. The Assistant helps people do work-related tasks on the go or while working from home.

For example, the Assistant responds to questions and commands such as “What's on my schedule today?” Users can also join Meet calls by saying to the Assistant on the Google Nest Hub Max, “OK, Google, join my meeting” or “Start a new meeting.”

Apply to the beta program

To turn on access to Google Workspace for the Google Assistant, you must apply to the beta program and turn on specific services for your organization.

  1. Apply to the Google Workspace with the Google Assistant Beta program by filling out the Test Applicationand Pre-General Availability Program Agreement (PAPA).
  2. In the Admin console, make sure Search and Assistant is turned on for your organization.
    If your application is accepted, you’ll receive an email confirming your organization’s enrollment in the beta program.
  3. Notify your organization’s users that the feature is available. 
    To use the Assistant in this beta program, users must sign in to their work or school accounts on devices with the Assistant turned on.

Set up access to Nest smart displays and speakers with Google Workspace 

If administrators restrict certain services, users might have issues on Assistant smart displays and speakers, such as Google Nest Hub (or Nest Hub Max). To resolve this in the Google Admin console, change the access for Nest Hub to trusted. For more information, see Manage access to apps

If the product’s app is listed in the Admin console...

  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 "" and then Security and then API controls.
  3. In the App access control panel, click Manage Third-party App Access.
  4. Check the box next to the app you want to manageand thenclick Change access.
  5. Select Trustedand thenChange.

If your app is not included in the list...

  1. Under App access control, click Manage Third-party App Access.
  2. Click Configure new appand thenOAuth App Name or Client ID.
  3. Enter Google Nest Hub or Google Nest Hub Maxand thenclick Search.
  4. From the list of search results, click Select for the app that you want to manage.
    Note: If you're configuring by OAuth App Name or Client ID, check the boxes for the client IDs that you want to configure, then click Select.
  5. Select Trustedand thenConfigure.

Settings automatically apply within a few hours or after the user restarts the device. 

Note: Resetting a user’s password might not automatically revoke their access to Google Workspace services from all Google Assistant devices, such as Nest products. For details, see Automatic OAuth 2.0 token revocation upon password change.

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