Google Add-ons are tools that extend the functionality of Google Apps like Sheets, Docs, Forms, Slides etc. They are really powerful and can automate a ton of your business processes. In this blog, we will see how to install one for Google Sheets.

We will be using ‘Employee Onboarding App‘ add-on as an example for this purpose. This add-on automates sending an offer letter to candidates for your business and automatically sends them a recommendation letter on exit. Saving you a lot of time.

You can also refer this video tutorial for how to install a Google Sheets add-on.

So to install a Google sheet on following the below steps.

    1. Open a Google Sheet using your Google Account
    2. Go to the Add-Ons menu as shown in the image and click on ‘Get add-ons’
    3. A dialogue box will appear. Enter the name of the add-on that you want to install in search box and press enter
    4. Click on the ‘+’ button in front of the add-on that you want to install

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  1. You will be asked to agree to permissions that the add-on requires to function. ‘Click Allow’
  2. Upon installation, you will receive a tip for next actions to take to start using the add-on. Congratulations, the add-on now is successfully installed.
  3. You can go back to Add-ons menu to see a new option by the name of add-on over there. In this case, we see ‘Employee Onboarding App’ under Add-ons menu which was not there earlier
  4. Go to the new Google Sheets Add-On which you just installed and hover over it. More options will pop out
  5. Take the action which you saw in tips upon installation of the add-on. In this case, click on ‘Run Setup’

Congratulations you have successfully installed a Google Sheets add-on!


Prasanna Kulkarni

Founder and CEO of 6 years of experience in digital marketing. Managed hundreds of dollars in paid search budget. Creator of tools used by businesses all around the world and instructor of the ultimate guide to digital marketing course.


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