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This article was published on September 17, 2014


Google Apps for Work user? You can now install Marketplace apps without involving your administrator

Google Apps for Work user? You can now install Marketplace apps without involving your administrator Image by: Justin Sullivan
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Good news for employees working for Google Apps-using organizations: You no longer have to go running to your administrator for permission to install a new app.

Launched back in 2010, the Google Apps Marketplace is a centralized repository that features apps from third-party developers designed to work in tandem with Google’s own tools through Google Apps for Work, Google Apps for Education or Google Apps for Government.

Thus far, to action these third-party apps you would need to involve your IT administrator to enable the install. Now, you can do it all by yourself.

Apps Marketplace

Administrators can still control which apps show up in the Marketplace via the main Admin console, however such filters are off by default. For those on K-12 EDU domains though, these have to actively be switched on by the system admin.

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