Consumer Apps and Add-Ons

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What are Google Consumer Apps?

Google Consumer Applications are governed by a contract between you and Google. These apps are not subject to the same agreements that UC Berkeley has in place for core G Suite apps, and they often contain specific terms of use regarding privacy, security, government access, and support. Consumer apps include products such as: YouTube, Google+, and Maps

What are Recommended for G Suite Applications?

Recommended for G Suite Applications are third-party consumer applications featured in the G Suite Marketplace, which are considered to be secure, reliable, high-performing and well-integrated with G Suite products. They have been reviewed by Google and an independent third-party security firm to make sure the applications are safe, reliable, and meet Google’s requirements for high quality integrations. Google may have a commercial relationship with some of these application providers. Learn more about Recommended for G Suite Applications, including the evaluation process and security review that took place.

What Data is Acceptable for Google Consumer Apps and Add-Ons?

Each consumer application and add-on has its own terms of service and is not covered under our agreement between UC Berkeley and Google. Anyone using these apps or add-ons with their UC Berkeley account must still adhere to UC policies and procedures. For example, if you would like to create content within YouTube, UC policy requires that you caption your videos. For instructions on how to caption your videos visit Web Access

Most importantly, consumer apps and add-ons are not FERPA compliant. All data should be data classification UC P1 (formerly UCB PL0), which means information intended for public access. For more details see: Data Classification Standard. A best practice would be to install the application or add-on using a departmental Special Purpose Account that does not have sensitive content stored within bDrive

To learn more, see Keeping Sensitive Data Safe

Get Help

UC Berkeley does not offer user support for Google Consumer Apps; however, Google offers many resources, including:

Which Consumer Apps are Currently Enabled?

The following consumer Google Apps are currently enabled for all users:

  • Applied Digital Skills
  • Blogger
  • Chrome Web Store
  • Currents
  • FeedBurner
  • Google Ads
  • Google Alerts
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Books
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Google Cloud Print
  • Google Custom Search
  • Google Data Studio
  • Google Earth
  • Google Groups
  • Google Maps
  • Google My Business
  • Google My Maps
  • Google Payments
  • Google Photos
  • Google Play
  • Google Play Console
  • Google Public Data
  • Google Search Console
  • Google Takeout
  • Google Translator Toolkit
  • Location History
  • Managed Google Play
  • Material Gallery
  • Scholar Profiles
  • Search And Assistant
  • Third-Party App Backups
  • Tour Creator
  • Web and App Activity
  • YouTube

*Learn more about the differences between Groups and Groups for Business

For additional details, please review Which Google Apps are enabled?

Which G Suite Add-ons are currently available?

The following ‘Works with Gmail’ and 'Works with Drive' applications may be installed on bConnected Google accounts: