Whitelist specific Google Apps domains to allow file sharing from Google Drive, Docs editors, and Classroom

Companies today don’t work in silos; businesses are often dependent upon partnerships with other businesses, vendors, and organizations—not to mention customers. As a Google Apps admin, you may currently protect your data by restricting employees from sharing Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides files outside of your domain. At times, however, such external sharing is necessary and appropriate (for example, with a trusted supplier or newly acquired company). In addition, educators and students often need to work across multiple domains—teaching and taking classes in domains other than their own. Today, as previously announced, we’re making that cross-domain work and sharing possible by launching Whitelisted Domains in Google Drive, the Google Docs editors, and Google Classroom.

You can now easily whitelist certain Google Apps domains and manage sharing options with respect to those domains. You can even turn Whitelisted Domains on or off for specific organizational units, but for any OUs turned “on,” the list of whitelisted domains must be the same.

Check out the Help Center for more information on making Whitelisted Domains work for your business. Please note that this feature is only available to Google Drive for Work and Google Apps for Education customers.

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

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

Admins only

Admin action suggested

More Information
Help Center
Google for Work blog post (March 31, 2015)
Google for Education blog post (March 31, 2015)

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

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