Group-Based Publishing in the Chrome Web Store

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Chrome Web Store has become the home for many different apps, extensions, websites, and themes from a wide variety of publishers.  Until now, the Chrome Web Store was only able to associate a single email address with a publisher’s account, which made it challenging to give more than one person access to the account to manage the inventory. That’s why today we’re introducing Group Publishing, a new feature intended to simplify the management of multiple people accessing an organization’s CWS account.

Many organizations have multiple items that they need to manage—updates need to be published, testers need to be assigned, promotional images need to be rotated, marketing text needs to be tweaked, and so on. With the addition of this much-requested feature, an organization can simply create a Google Group and designate it as the account owner, then add and remove people from the Group as needed.

On the developer dashboard page, click the link to either associate an existing group as the Group Publisher, or create a new one:


Members of a given group can add, edit, and otherwise work with the store items and overall account-related properties that the particular group has responsibility for.

With the new Group Publishing capability, an organization’s engineering, marketing and product management teams can now collaborate much more effectively to better manage their Chrome Web Store presence. Have questions about this or any other Chrome Web Store Feature? We always welcome your feedback on our G+ Developers page or our developer forum.

Wei Zheng, Software Engineer and Google Group Maestro

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