Setting Google Mobile Management for Android apps
Some apps designed for enterprises include built-in settings called “managed configurations” that IT admins can set up remotely. For example, many VPN apps offer automatic setup, meaning people don’t have to take lengthy and confusing steps to begin using VPN . These managed configurations save admins valuable time and allow them to easily deploy otherwise complex settings arrangements. With this launch, we’re making it possible to set up managed configurations for Android apps using advanced mobile device management from Google Mobile Management.
To set up managed configurations by organizational unit (OU) or group, visit Device Management > App Management > Manage Applications for Android Devices > Whitelisted Android Apps in the Admin console and select the “App Distribution and Configuration” for the app you’re looking to configure. For step-by-step instructions, visit the Help Center.
To check if an app supports managed configurations, visit the managed Google Play store and click on the app you’re interested in. If the app supports managed configurations, it’ll be noted under the “Approve” or “Buy” button.
We hope this will make it easier for G Suite admins to deploy the Android apps their users need most, with the built-in settings that work best for their organization.
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release
Available to G Suite Business, Enterprise, and Enterprise for Education editions only
Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)
Admin action suggested/FYI