Customize the App Launcher to make frequently used apps more accessible

As previously announced, it is now possible to customize the App Launcher by moving app icons between rows and screens. While Google Apps admins will not be able to customize the App Launcher for their employees, individuals will be able to configure the App Launcher on their own—making it easier for them to access the apps they use most.

To help you spread the word about this new feature to your employees, a message explaining it will appear at the top of the App Launcher for a short time following the launch. Employees can dismiss this message permanently at any time by simply clicking the “x” in the upper right-hand corner.

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A few things to note:
  • If an admin disables an app that appears in an employee’s customized App Launcher, that app will still show up—but it will be greyed out and unclickable.
  • If an admin enables a previously unavailable app, that app won’t automatically show up in employees’ App Launchers, but employees can add it when visiting the specific app.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility)

All end users

Change management suggested/FYI

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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