Google today is announcing a new capability for organizations that pay for its G Suite cloud service portfolio, which includes the likes of Gmail and Google Docs. Now it will be possible for approved customers to add customized templates for Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
Google introduced templates for those apps last year. Now, G Suite customers will be able to add their own in a category that’s separate from the standard-issue templates.
“With these customizable templates, your teams can focus less on formatting and more on driving impact and sharing success,” G Suite product manager Brian Levee wrote in a blog post. Certain types of G Suite customers — those that subscribe to G Suite for Business and G Suite for Education editions — can only allow templates to be rolled out to all end users after they have been approved., Levee wrote.
Google looked to partners to add templates to Docs, Sheets, and Slides earlier this year. Today’s enhancement could make the cloud applications less anonymous.
People have been able to make custom templates in Microsoft’s Office applications for many years. Now Google is making it easy to deploy templates across organizations.
G Suite was previously known as Google Apps for Work.