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View app and extension usage details

For administrators who manage Chrome browser or ChromeOS devices for a business or school.

As an admin, you can use your Google Admin console to see details about apps and extensions that are installed on users’ enrolled Chrome browsers and ChromeOS devices.

To see additional details, click on an app or extension to open the App details page. For more information, see View additional details of an app or extension.

Before you begin

View report

  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 Devicesand thenChrome.
  3. Click Reportsand thenApps and extensions.
  4. To show all devices, check the Include all organizational units box. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.

Review app and extension usage

You can view the following details for each app installed across enrolled Chrome browsers and ChromeOS devices that you manage.

App information

Description

App name The app's name and icon.
App type

Specifies whether the app is:

  • Android app
  • Chrome app
  • Chrome extension
  • Theme
  • Web app
Install type

Describes how the app was installed:

  • admin—Installed by an admin policy
  • development—Loaded unpacked in developer mode
  • multiple—Installed different ways on different browsers, devices, or user accounts
  • normal—Installed normally by a .crx file
  • other—Installed by other means
  • sideload—Installed by other software on the machine
Installs Number of browsers or ChromeOS devices on which the app is installed.
Permissions The number of permissions requested by the app.

Clicking a row opens a side panel where you can see additional details.

App information

Description

ID App ID, and a link to view it in the Chrome Web Store or Google Play (if applicable).
Permissions

List of the permissions that the app requests. For a list of currently available permissions, see:

Versions The version number and quantity of app installs for browsers and users.
Installed List of devices that have the app installed. Devices include Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Linux, and ChromeOS devices.

Force-install or block an app or extension

You can block or force-install any app directly from the Apps and extensions usage report.

  1. Hover over a row.
  2. Click the Action menu"".
  3. Choose an option:
    • Block—Chrome removes the app from all browsers and ChromeOS devices in the selected organizational unit. No browsers or ChromeOS devices in the organizational unit can install it.
    • Force install—Chrome installs the app on all browsers and ChromeOS devices in the selected organizational unit. No browsers or ChromeOS devices in the organizational unit can uninstall or disable it.

Search for extensions

Use the search box to search for a specific app. You can use the pre-configured search terms to search by:

  • App name
  • App type
  • Install type
  • Number of installs
  • Number of permissions

Download the apps and extensions usage report data

You can download the apps and extensions usage report as a CSV file.

  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 Devicesand thenChrome.
  3. Click Reportsand thenApps and extensions.
  4. To show all apps and extensions, select Settings for all organizational units. Otherwise, select Settings for specific organizational units and then select a child organizational unit.
  5. At the top right, click Export.
    A link appears in the top right when ready, under Your tasks.
  6. Click Download CSV.
  7. Use Google Sheets, or your preferred spreadsheet software, to open the CSV file. For details, see Import data sets & spreadsheets.

Known issues

Last activity filter is unavailable in sidebar

The Last activity filter that you can use on the main report page is not yet available in the side panel. So, some of the install counts in the side panel might be different to the install counts on the main report page. We’ re working to add the install counts to the side panel in a future release.

Report data does not reflect latest usage

There might be apps missing for devices that have reported in the last 6 hours. We're actively working to fix this in a future release.

Google aggregates data differently for ChromeOS and Chrome browser

For ChromeOS devices, we gather data based on which organizational unit the signed-in user belongs to. For example, if a user installs a certain extension on multiple ChromeOS devices, only 1 install is counted. But, if multiple users install a certain extension on a shared ChromeOS device, each install is counted separately.

For Chrome Browser Cloud Management, we gather data based on which organizational unit the enrolled device belongs to. So, even if multiple users install a certain extension on a shared device, only 1 install is counted. And if a user installs an extension on multiple enrolled devices, each install is counted separately.

Permission counts

The number of permissions shown on the Apps and extensions usage report may vary when comparing it to the list of permissions on the App details page. We’re looking to fix this in the future, but for the latest permissions that are requested for an app we suggest looking at the App details page. For details, see View additional details of an app or extension.

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