How to Allow or Prevent Google Workspace Users From Installing Marketplace Apps

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

You can allow or prevent users from installing apps from the Google Workspace Marketplace at, or only allow specific apps and block all others.

What are Marketplace apps

  • Marketplace apps are additional paid services you can connect to Google Workspace, usually created by third-party developers, not Google.
  • Users may need to enable access to Less secure apps to use some of these apps, as shown here.

When to control marketplace app installation

  • This is a setting you shouldn’t skip if you have any users in your Google Workspace account

Effects of disabling installation on already installed apps

  • Note that disabling users’ ability to install Marketplace apps does not disable any already installed apps.

How to allow or block Google Workspace marketplace apps installation step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Allow Or Prevent Google Workspace Users From Installing Marketplace Apps - Step 1

In the Admin console at click the Apps icon.

Step 2

How To Allow Or Prevent Google Workspace Users From Installing Marketplace Apps - Step 2

Click MANAGE under Google Workspace Marketplace apps.

Step 3

How To Allow Or Prevent Google Workspace Users From Installing Marketplace Apps - Step 3

Update the Allow install setting and click SAVE.

Note that the changes may take up to 24 hours to take effect for all users.

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