Additional functionality for the Apps Script Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Script Editor

What’s changing 

In December 2020, we announced a redesign of the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Google Apps Script. The modern and simplified development experience makes it quicker and easier to build solutions that make Google Workspace apps more useful for your organization. 

We’re now adding several new features to the IDE to help achieve functional parity with the legacy IDE experience. These features are: 
  • Script Properties 
  • Add-on Testing 
  • Time Zone Setting 
  • Rhino Debugging 

See below for more information. 

Who’s impacted 

Admins and developers 

Why it’s important 

Apps Script is a rapid application development platform that makes it fast and easy to create custom business solutions that integrate with Google Workspace and that increase the power of apps including Calendar, Docs, Drive, Gmail, Sheets, and Slides. For more information, see the original announcement on the Workspace Updates Blog

This launch ensures Apps Script users can utilize the legacy features in the new environment: 
  • Script Properties: Allows you to store simple data in key-value pairs scoped to one script. Script properties are typically used to store developer configuration data. The new IDE has now integrated the interface to edit, delete and create up to 50 new script properties. 
  • Add-on Testing: Allows add-on developers to test their add-ons before publishing them broadly.
  • Time Zone Setting: Allows you to update the time zone of the script and its executions. 
  • Rhino Debugging: Adds the ability to debug Rhino subroutines on V8 debugger, without migrating to V8. If the code is not V8 compatible, users will get a warning message. 

We hope these additional features empower you to create solutions and integrations for Google Workspace applications faster and easier. 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers