Google has revealed new admin settings to "control access to experimental Google Workspace apps," suggesting that the company is working on a range of new products or services.
According to a company blog post (opens in a new tab), "Admins can use new experimental app control settings to grant or deny their users access to experimental or pop-up apps from Google and determine whether they're applications can access the basic data of the service.
It's also a nod to the company's founding years, when it used Google Labs to test new and upcoming productivity tools. New software is currently being developed under the title Area 120, with some recent additions including the dubbing aloud tool (opens in a new tab) and the Stack document scanning and organization tool (opens in a new tab). new tab).
The company said that, until now, there hasn't been an on/off switch, so adding it will be important to help users control who has access to their data, not to mention software stability.
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The global rollout has already started, but it may take up to 15 days for some users to see new orders in Google Workspace.
The new rules will be available to all Workspace customers, as well as former G Suite Basic and Business users.
It will be enabled for most customers, and K-XNUMX customers will have it disabled from the start. Administrators can control it via applications > Additional Google services > Settings for workspace experiences.
At the time of writing, there is one Area 120 app that can be turned on or off from the new controls: the digital trading tool Qaya (Opens in a new tab).
Future additions are likely to focus on collaboration or workflow, as the new controls are only available to Workspace customers, not person/individual accounts.