For administrators who manage Chrome browser or Chrome OS 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 Chrome devices.
Before you begin
- Turn on reporting. For details, see Enable Chrome Browser reporting.
- It can take up to 24 hours for data to show up in reports. For details, see Known issues below.
From the Admin console Home page, go to DevicesChrome.
Click ReportsApps and extensions.
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 Chrome devices that you manage.
|App name||The app's name and icon.|
Specifies whether the app is:
Describes how the app was installed:
|Installs||Number of browsers or Chrome 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
|ID||App ID, and a link to view it in the Chrome Web Store or Google Play (if applicable).|
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 devices running Chrome OS.|
Force-install or block an app or extension
You can block or force-install any app directly from the Apps and extensions usage report.
- Hover over a row.
- Click the Action menu.
- Choose an option:
- Block—Chrome removes the app from all browsers and Chrome devices in the selected organizational unit. No browsers or Chrome devices in the organizational unit can install it.
- Force install—Chrome installs the app on all browsers and Chrome devices in the selected organizational unit. No browsers or Chrome 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
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 Chrome OS and Chrome Browser
For devices running Chrome OS, 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 Chrome devices, only 1 install is counted. But, if multiple users install a certain extension on a shared Chrome 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.