Google Office Suite products are a pretty handy set of software that lets you do a wide array of tasks. And the addition of third-party addon support would do them a world of good.
Notably, back in 2017, Gmail allowed add-ons to be installed and used between third-party services and Google products. Now, as per a new official blog, this third-party add-on support is coming to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, too.
Besides, Google Workspace add-ons are already available for Google Calendar, Gmails, and Google Drive. But now, this Google Workspace add-on support is extending over to Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
These third-party add ons are available for all the G Suite users, be it personal accounts or G Suite or workspace accounts. And the company is calling these add ons as Workspace Add ons, instead of G Suite add ons.
Apparently, there is plenty of good and versatile third-party add ons that get you to work done easily. And this support would bring that support to some of the popular G Suite apps.
Google Workspace Add on support would negate the need to switch from one app to another
The good thing for the users is that the addition of this Workspace add-on support would make the task much easier. In fact, users now won't need to switch from one to another to get their tasks done.
Since these add-ons are customized apps that are integrated to work better with Google Workspace apps, the in-built third-party add-on support would give more flexibility to the users.
Those who want to access these add ons can head over to the side panel on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to access them. Simply press the '+' button to see the add ons you have access to.
Admins can specify the apps that the group members can install via the Admin console. End-users can install the add ons by pressing the '+' button in any Workspace app.
Furthermore, admins can install add ons for the entire team they manage from the Google Workspace Marketplace. The search giant shared a gif of Google Translate as an add on.
Moreover, these add ons are available to Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers.
Additionally, users with personal accounts can also access these add ons. Installed add ons will appear throughout the Google Suite of products.
The workspace add-on support will be rolling out for the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides starting from October 21, i.e. yesterday. The new feature will be available to all within 15 days of the rollout.