Add-ons Now Have Installable Triggers

posted Oct 16, 2014, 10:13 AM by Jennifer Mruk   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 2:32 AM by Rita Girardi ]
Google launched add-ons this year, which are third-party apps that users can install for extra functionality and features. The developers of the add-ons are now creating installable App Script triggers for their add-ons, making it possible to respond to more user actions. Recent add-ons that now have installable triggers include Yet Another Mail Merge and YAMM. 

Add-ons can now programmatically create and manage these installable triggers:

  • Sheets add-ons can use the change, edit, open, and form-submit installable triggers.
  • Docs add-ons can use the (new!) open installable trigger.
We can expect to see this update in the UMICH domain in the coming weeks. For more information on Installable Triggers, see Installable triggers in add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets.