Control your users’ access to new Gemini for Google Workspace features before general availability

This announcement was part of Google Cloud Next ‘24. Visit the Workspace Blog to learn more about the next wave of innovations in Workspace, including enhancements to Gemini for Google Workspace.

What’s changing

We’re introducing a new setting in the Admin console which will give Gemini customers the ability to test Gemini for Google Workspace alpha features before they become generally available. Specifically, admins will be able to turn on alpha features for all Gemini provisioned Workspace users or for a subset of Gemini users in a particular Organizational Unit (OU) or Group.
To configure Gemini access features, go to Account settings > Gemini for Google Workspace

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why it matters

As our Gemini for Workspace offerings continue to evolve, you may consider allowing your users to test Gemini features in alpha. This will give your users a head start on leveraging our latest AI features and provide Google with helpful feedback to improve Gemini features before they’re generally available. Alpha features get the same robust data protection standards that come with all Google Workspace services.

Getting started

Admins: This feature will be OFF by default and can be enabled at the domain, OU, or group level. Visit the Help Center to learn more about turning access to Gemini for Google Workspace Alpha on or off
        Please consider the following before configuring alpha access for your users:
Your users will receive all Gemini for Workspace alpha features — it is not possible to enable a subset of features or opt-out of specific features. Features will appear in alpha as soon as they are available — there is no advanced notice of these features appearing for Gemini  for Workspace alpha provisioned users.As these features are not yet generally available, we will not offer full support for these features. Alpha features get the same robust data protection standards that come with all Google Workspace services.You can also help us improve Gemini for Workspace by allowing users at your organization to provide feedback via research studies and surveys
Additionally, we strongly recommend that you and your users sign up for the Google Workspace alpha community page. Subscribing to this page will help users stay on top of the latest Gemini for Workspace alpha features. You can also ask questions about the features on this page.
End users: When enabled by your admin, you’ll be able to test Gemini for Workspace features in alpha. Visit our Help Center to see what Gemini features are currently available in alpha and how to sign-up for the Google Cloud Community.

Rollout pace

Rapid and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) beginning on April 9, 2024.


Available to Google Workspace customers with the Gemini Enterprise, Gemini Business and AI Meetings & Messaging add-on