Google Admin Console Users: What to Know

Google Workspace Admin console gives you superior user management capabilities for your Google Workspace environment. If you’ve been wondering about Google Workspace Admin console users, here’s everything you need to know.

Basics of Users in the Google Workspace Admin Console

User accounts give employees a username and password to access Google Workspace, as well as a managed email address. With the Google Workspace Admin console, you can easily manage all the users in your organization. Some popular user management features of Google Workspace Admin console include the ability to:

  • Quickly add new users
  • Configure security settings
  • Manage the organizational units (OUs) they belong to 
  • Reset passwords as needed
  • Manage Drive usage and view the amount of remaining storage 
  • View and manage all roles and privileges assigned to your users
  • And more

Benefits of Managing Users in the Google Workspace Admin Console

Google Admin console gives administrators comprehensive control over user activity from a single unified interface. When you choose Google Workspace for your organization, you’ll have the power of intuitive, easy-to-use dashboards to manage users, groups, and devices. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I manage users in Google Workspace?

You can manage users in Google Workspace from the Google Admin console.

How do I add a user to Google Workspace Admin console?

Sign in to the Google Admin Console using your administrator account. Go to Users, then click Invite new user/Add new user at the top of the page. Fill in the requisite user information, then click Add New User.

How do I find users in the Google Workspace Admin console?

To find a user account from your Google Admin console, you can use one of several methods.
  • Go to Menu > Directory > Users and perform a visual scan of your user list.
  • Go to Menu > Directory > Users and click Add a Filter above the Users list. Then, choose a category to filter such as first name or email and click Apply. Locate the user in the filter results.
  • Type the user’s name or email address in the search box in the Google Admin console and locate the user in the results.

How do I remove multiple users from the Google Workspace Admin console?

To remove multiple users simultaneously, navigate to Directory > Users, select the desired users by checking the box next to their name, select "More options" at the top of the list, and click "Delete selected users."

Can admins access users' Google Drive?

Administrators can change the access level for a user on a shared drive, but cannot access user files directly. 

How many users can I have on Google Workspace?

How many users you have on Google Workspace depends on the particular subscription plan. Google offers Business Starter, Business Standard, and Business Plus plans for organizations with less than 300 users. Organizations with more than 300 users should consider an Enterprise plan.