Admins can now assign existing or new context-aware access levels to Google desktop and mobile applications.
Applying context-aware access levels to mobile and desktop applications
Admins and end users
Why it’s important
With context-aware access, you can set up different access levels based on a user’s identity and the context of the request (location, device security status, IP address). Expanding these policies to other Google Workspace entry points—such as the Google Drive for desktop app or using Gmail on a mobile browser—gives admins greater control over how, when, and where users can access Workspace resources.
- Admins: This feature will be OFF by default and can be enabled at the domain, OU, and group level when assigning an access level. Visit the Help Center to learn more about context-aware access, creating context-aware access levels, and assigning access levels to apps.
- End users: No action required.
- Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on April 27, 2021