Last year Google announced the beta of Google Workspace Add-ons, a new cross-suite platform that connects Google Workspace to your favorite workplace apps. Beginning January 21, 2020, Google Workspace Add-ons will begin rolling out to all users.
With Google Workspace Add-ons, workflows that require third-party applications can be executed inside Google Workspace, allowing users and teams to use the applications they want without leaving Google Workspace. For example, you can install the Workfront add-on for quick access across Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive.
Why it’s important
- Admins: This feature will be available by default. If you allow users to install only whitelisted applications from the Google Workspace Marketplace, you can specify those apps within the Admin console. Or, you can install chosen Google Workspace Add-ons for your entire domain via the listing in the Google Workspace Marketplace.
- End users: This feature will be available by default. You’ll be able to install Google Workspace Add-ons using the “+” button in the Google Workspace quick access side panel. The add-ons you install will appear in the side panel across Google Workspace apps.
- This feature was listed as an upcoming Google Workspace release.