Google today announced the launch of a new Android app for administrators of Google Apps. You can download the new app, called Google Admin, now directly from Google Play.

Google says the Admin app is designed to make it easy for administrators to use their Android phone or tablet to accomplish the most common tasks while on the go. These can include quickly adding or suspending users, resetting passwords, managing group memberships, viewing domain setting changes, and directly calling or emailing specific users.

Screen Shot 2013 05 29 at 3.32.26 PM Google launches Android app for Google Apps administrators to help with user and group management on the go

The official feature list is as follows:

  • Create and manage users, reset passwords, edit profiles, upload profile photos, and suspend users.
  • Manage groups, add users to groups, edit user roles, list group members.
  • Contact Support for Google Apps for Business with Customer and Support PINs.
  • Review account activities in the audit log, and filter events by event type or admin/date ranges.

The Android app requires API access to be enabled. If you haven’t turned it on, you can learn more about how to do so here. You may also want to enable Device Policies for your domain and set up a lock-screen PIN on your device for extra security, before using the app.

The new app is part of a broader push by Google to make life easier for Google Apps administrators. Three weeks ago, the company announced an update to the Admin console for Google Apps featuring new logical groupings, drag and drop for controls, and a direct URL. Two weeks ago, Google made the new Admin SDK available to developers who want to build customized tools for organizations that use Google Apps.

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