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Create a Chrome app collection

This article is for administrators managing Chrome and Chrome devices for business and education.

Chrome Web Store

As an administrator, you can recommend a collection of Chrome apps and extensions for users in your organization. You can include public and private apps in a collection. Private apps, available only to your users and people you share a link with, appear alongside public apps in the Chrome Web Store. You can also include business apps and extensions for managing and growing your business.

Create and edit a collection

Create a collection

  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 dashboard, go to Device management.

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

  3. Click Chrome management and then User settings.
  4. On the left, choose the organization you’re creating the collection for.
  5. Scroll to Chrome Web Store Homepage.
  6. Choose the default landing page for the Chrome Web Store:
    • Use the default homepage—Users land on the Chrome Web Store homepage
    • Use the “For your_domain.com” collection—Users land on your organization’s collection in the Chrome Web Store.
    • Use a custom page, set below—Specify a Chrome Web Store URL that you want users to land on.
  7. Choose which private apps should be included in the collection.
  8. (Optional) To change the name of the collection, enter the new name in the collection name box.
  9. Add apps and extensions to the collection.
  10. Click Save.

Add apps or extensions

  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 dashboard, go to Device management.

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

  3. Click Chrome management and then User settings.
  4. Choose the organization with the collection you want to add to.
  5. Scroll to Recommended Apps and Extensions and click Manage.
  6. (Optional) To add a public app or extension:
    1. Click Chrome Web Store.
    2. Enter the app or extension name or search by topic and press Enter.
    3. Next to the app or extension, click Add.
  7. (Optional) To add a private app or extension:
    1. Click Domain Apps.
    2. (Optional) Filter by app or extension name and press Enter.
    3. Next to the app or extension, click Add.
      Private apps have a gray padlock below the app icon at the bottom right side when users see them in the Chrome Web Store.
  8. (Optional) To add a business app or extension:
    1. Click Business Apps or Business Extensions.
    2. Next to the app or extension you want to add, click Add. You can click Add all to add them all.
  9. Click Save.
  10. At the bottom of the Admin console, click Save to confirm.

If you don’t see an app or extension you’re looking for in the list, try searching for it. A maximum of 100 apps and extensions can be listed at one time.

Remove apps or extensions

  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 dashboard, go to Device management.

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

  3. Click Chrome management and then User settings.
  4. Choose the organization that has the apps or extensions you want to remove.
  5. Scroll to Recommended Apps and Extensions and click Manage.
  6. Next to the app or extension, click Remove.
  7. Click Save.
  8. At the bottom of the Admin console, click Save to confirm.

Related topics

You can also manage apps and extensions by going to Device management and then Chrome management and then App management. However, here you can only work with one app at a time.

Before you can add private apps to a collection, they need to be published. You can specify users who can publish private apps.

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