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Installing add-ons

Before you can use an add-on, you must install it. This page describes how to see add-ons you have installed, install new ones, and uninstall add-ons you no longer need.

View your installed add-ons

You can view add-ons you have already installed in the applications they extend.

View your installed add-ons

Add-on icon location

add-ons that you've already installed appear in the right panel of the host application UI as a column of icons (under icons for Google products like Calendar, Keep, and Tasks). Only add-ons that extend the currently open host application appear in this column. If you've installed an unpublished add-on you are currently developing, it appears here as well. Clicking the icon at the bottom of the column lets you search for new add-ons to install.

Alternatively, you can see all the published Marketplace apps (including add-ons) you have installed in the Marketplace Manage apps page.








View your installed editor add-ons

For editor add-ons, you can see the add-ons you have installed for a given editor using these steps:

  1. Open the associated editor (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms). The next step depends on what editor you are using:
    1. For Google Docs, Sheets or Slides, select Add-ons > Manage add-ons... to open a dialog that lists all the add-ons you have installed for that editor.
    2. For Google Forms, click the icon and then select Add-ons.... This opens a dialog showing Forms add-ons you can install from the Chrome Web Store. Add-on you have already installed have a green corner banner with a checkmark. Hovering the cursor over add-on listings in this dialog displays a blue + FREE button for add-ons you haven't installed, or a green MANAGE button for add-ons you have installed.

Alternatively, you can see all the published Marketplace apps (including editor add-ons) you have installed in the Marketplace Manage apps page.

Installing published add-ons

You can install published add-ons directly from the applications they extend.

Installing published add-ons

You can locate published add-ons to install in a few ways:

  1. You can install a add-on within a host application. Click the icon that appears at the bottom of the add-on icon column to the right of the host interface. This opens a dialog that presents available add-ons listed in the Marketplace that extend that host application. Click the add-on you want, review its listing, and then click Install.
  2. You can install a add-on directly from the Marketplace. add-ons are organized by the hosts they extend. For example, all available add-ons that extend Gmail are listed under the Works with Gmail category. To install, click on the add-on you want, review its listing, and click Install.

After installing the add-on you are asked to authorize the add-on for use.

Installing published editor add-ons

You can install an editor add-on directly from the Marketplace, using one of the following links:

All available editor add-ons are listed under one of these categories. To install, click on the add-on you want, review its listing, and click Install.

Alternatively, you can examine available editor add-ons and install new ones from the editor host application by doing the following:

  1. Open the associated editor (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms) in a browser tab to an existing or new file. The next step depends on what editor you are using:
    1. For Google Docs, Sheets or Slides, select Add-ons > Get add-ons... to open a dialog that lists available add-ons.
    2. For Google Forms, click the icon and then select Add-ons.... This opens a dialog that lists available Forms add-ons.
  2. Scroll through the list (or use the search bar) to find an add-on you want to install. You can use the drop-down menu in the upper-left to filter the list of add-ons to specific categories.
  3. When you have found an add-on you want to install, click it to bring up its full store listing. Click the + FREE button to install the add-on.
  4. Installing the add-on immediately brings up another dialog that allows you to authorize the add-on.

Uninstalling add-ons

If you have installed an add-on you no longer need, you can uninstall it from the Marketplace.

You can uninstall an add-on from the Marketplace by doing the following:

  1. Open the Marketplace Manage apps page.
  2. Locate the add-on you wish to uninstall and click the icon next to its name.
  3. From the resulting drop down menu, click Uninstall.
  4. Click Uninstall App to confirm the removal of the add-on.

You can re-install any removed add-on later by following the above installation instructions again.

Administrating add-on use for a domain

Domain administrators can install, authorize, control, and remove add-ons for users in their domain. Published add-ons have associated Marketplace store listings and are treated as any other Marketplace app.

The following help center articles explain how to administer add-on use in a domain: