Google Docs is one of the best free Office alternative software available. The developer team has introduced a lot of features to make it the best. Google Docs also has a feature that lets you add add-ons that you need to complete your work/commitments.
If you need a certain feature that is lacking in Google Docs or you found an advanced feature through an add-on, you can add it to Docs. The add-ons will enhance the work and lets you make the most out of it. Let’s see how you can install and uninstall an add-on on Google Docs.
Install an Add-on on Google Docs
To install add-ons on Google Docs,
- Open a document and click on Add-ons
- Select Get add-ons
- Search and select the add-on you want to install in the Google Workspace Marketplace
- Click on Install on the add-on page
- Give permission to continue the installation and select the Google account you want to install the add-on on and give access to it.
Let’s see the add-on installation in detail.
To get started, open a Google document and click on Add-ons in the menu bar and select Get add-ons
An overlapping Google Workspace Marketplace window will open. Search for the add-on you want to install and click on it.
On the add-on page, click on the Install button to start installing the add-on.
A dialog box will open asking you permission to install the add-on. Click on CONTINUE to run the process.
It will open a new window asking you to select the Google account on which you want to install the add-on. Select the account and give the add-on access to read your Google data related to Google Docs. The add-on will get installed once you have given the access.
To find the add-on, you have just installed, click on Add-ons in the menu bar and you can see the add-on in the list.
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Uninstall an Add-on from Google Docs
To uninstall an add-on that you don’t need anymore,
- Click on Add-on in the menu and select Manage add-ons
- Click on the add-on you want to install from the list
- Then, click on Uninstall
- Confirm uninstalling the add-on by clicking on UNINSTALL APP
Let’s get into the details of uninstalling an add-on on Google Docs
Open a document on Google Docs and click on Add-ons in the menu and select Manage add-ons
You will now see the list of add-ons that are installed on your Google Docs. Select the add-on you want to uninstall by clicking on it.
On the add-on page, you want to uninstall, click on Uninstall to start the process.
Now, you have to confirm uninstalling the add-on. Confirm it by clicking on UNINSTALL APP in the dialog box.
The add-on will get uninstalled from Google Docs and you will not find the add-on in the add-ons list anymore.
We hope, this tutorial helps you in managing add-ons on Google Docs.