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View Cloud Search usage reports in the Admin console and the Stats API

What’s changing

Admins can now view Cloud Search usage information via charts in the Admin console and using the Stats API.

Who’s impacted

Admins only

Why it’s important

Previously, admins only had limited visibility into the usage of Cloud Search within their domains. Now, they have greater insight into things like how often applications are being used and whether all the content they need indexed is accessible.

How to get started



Additional details

Specifically, you’ll be able to view Cloud Search data around active users, query volume, and number of searches. Note: these stats will be available immediately through the Stats API. Rollout details for the Admin console can be found below in the Availability section.

Helpful links



Availability

Rollout details


G Suite editions

  • Available to G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education, as well as standalone Cloud Search Platform customers
  • Not available to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite for Education, and G Suite for Nonprofits


On/off by default?

  • This feature will be ON by default.


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Migrate your apps to the latest Sheets API by March 2020

Quick launch summary 

We’re retiring the Sheets v3 API on March 3, 2020. To ensure that projects that were originally built on the v3 API continue to work, migrate your apps to the Sheets v4 API before that date. To learn more about this change, see our post on the Cloud blog. For information on transitioning your apps, check out our migration guide.

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Google Vault API updates to replace Team Drives fields

What’s changing 

We recently updated the Vault API to reflect the renaming of “Team Drives” to “shared drives.” You can see more details on the name change here.

The new fields in the API are detailed below. Currently, both the old and updated fields are available. However, we will stop supporting the old fields in the API on June 1, 2020. You will need to migrate any app(s) that use the affected fields before June 1, 2020, to make sure they continue to work.

The specific changes to the API are:


Who’s impacted 

Admins and developers only

Why you’d use it 

Google Vault is the eDiscovery and compliance solution for G Suite, allowing customers to retain, hold, search, and export their data. The API means you can programmatically manage your organization's eDiscovery operations. If you’ve developed apps that use the API, you may need to make minor updates to make sure they keep working as intended.

How to get started 




Helpful links 




Availability 

Rollout details 
  • New “shared drives” fields are available today.
  • We will stop supporting the old “Team Drives” related API fields on June 1, 2020.


G Suite editions
  • Google Vault is available to G Suite Business, Enterprise, Education, and Enterprise for Education editions, as well as other G Suite customers with the Vault add-on license.


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Minor cleaning up in the Search Console API

With the move to the new Search Console, we've decided to clean up some parts of the Search Console API as well. In the Search Analytics API, going forward we'll no longer support these Android app search appearance types:

  • Is Install
  • Is App Universal
  • Is Opened

Since these appearance types are no longer used in the UI, they haven't been populated with data recently. Going forward, we won't be showing these types at all through the API. 

Additionally, for the Sitemaps API, we're no longer populating data on indexing status of submitted sitemap files in the "Indexed" field.

We're still committed to the Search Console API. In particular, we're working on updating the Search Console API to the new Search Console. We don't have any specific timeframes to share at the moment, but stay tuned to find out more!


Take action by July 8, 2019, to ensure your users can continue to use third-party apps accessing Gmail data

What’s changing

Security and privacy are extremely important to Google. To better protect your data, we’ve made an important update to our policies governing third-party apps (web, Android, iOS, Chrome, and other apps) accessing Gmail data using G Suite APIs and OAuth2.

We previously announced that apps accessing user data for non-enterprise accounts using certain Gmail APIs had to be verified to ensure compliance with new privacy and security requirements using our OAuth API Application Verification. Starting on July 8, 2019, we’ll apply similar requirements for apps you may use within your domain.

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why it matters

While existing unverified apps will continue to work for users who installed them before July 8, after this date we’ll block new installs for unverified third-party apps that access Gmail data and that you don’t explicitly trust (whitelist) in the G Suite Admin console.

How to get started


  • Admins:
    • Review unverified apps in your environment: Please review the unverified apps currently in use in your organization’s G Suite environment and decide which apps you want to trust and allow users to continue to install. The primary admin contact at your organization will receive an email by June 21, 2019, with a list of those unverified apps, including the number of users and whether or not you have trusted them in API Permissions.
    • Trust apps that you want to allow users to continue to install: To trust an app, use our API Permissions (OAuth apps whitelisting) feature in the Security section of the Admin console. Trusting an app also means that, if users consent, the app will have access to some G Suite user data (OAuth2 scopes) that you’ve otherwise restricted using this same tool. For example, if you’ve generally blocked access to Gmail OAuth2 scopes, trusted apps will have access for accounts where users consent.