How to deploy apps and extensions through the Google Admin Console

Here are the instructions to deploy a Chrome app or extension to your users through the Google Admin Console.  

Note: If you have purchased a Read&Write for Google Chrome or EquatIO group license, you should also view Setting up your Group License - Texthelp Google™ Admin Tool.

If you are looking to deploy Fluency Tutor for Google via Marketplace, you can view our Marketplace installation Guide.


 1. Click Device management in the Google Admin Console.

 Device management


2. Select Chrome management.

Chrome management


3. In Chrome Management, select User & browser settings.

Chrome management


5. Under Organizations choose the OU (Organizational Unit) you would like to deploy extensions to. 

6. Scroll down to Apps and Extensions and locate Force-installed Apps and Extensions.

7. Click the Manage force-installed apps  link.

Force installed apps and extensions management


8. In Force-installed Apps and Extensions, click the Chrome Web Store button. 

Chrome Web Store link


9. Type the extension or app name that you're deploying (i.e. Read&Write for Google Chrome, Screenshot Reader, Texthelp PDF Reader (extension and/or app), Snapverter, EquatIO, Fluency Tutor for Google, or WriQ) into the search box and press Enter. The app or extension listing will appear immediately below the search box.

10. Click on the Add link to add the app or extension to the force-install list. 

Add extensions and apps from Chrome Web StoreAdding Read&Write for Google Chrome


Add extensions and apps from Chrome Web StoreAdding Sceenshot Reader

Note: Screenshot Reader is a separate extension that is part of Read&Write for Google Chrome.


Add extensions and apps from Chrome Web StoreAdding the Texthelp PDF Reader Extension and Drive App

Note:  The Texthelp PDF Reader has both an extension and a Google Drive app which are both part of Read&Write for Google Chrome.

Adding Snapveter


Add extensions and apps from Chrome Web StoreAdding EquatIO


Add extensions and apps from Chrome Web StoreAdding Fluency Tutor and the Share with Fluency Tutor for Google Extension


Adding WriQ


11. Click SAVE.

Specifying your app to install


12. After the force-install window has closed, click SAVE at the bottom of the page to publish the app or extension to all of your selected users. The app or extension will now be deployed to your users.

Discard or Save


Note: If you click DISCARD all of your changes to this point will be removed and the app or extension will not be deployed to your users. Leaving this page without clicking on SAVE first will also result in all changes to this point being removed.