Google announced some nice updates for educators and students using its Google Classroom platform. In addition to the ability to use a custom image as a theme in Classroom, the company is rolling out an update to the iOS and Android apps to add several new features.

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In every classroom around the world, teachers spend time decorating their rooms by tacking up fun decorations and outstanding student work. Starting today, teachers can bring those same personal touches to Classroom by uploading their own images to use as themes. That’s just one of the little surprises we’ve sprinkled throughout Classroom to brighten your winter (or sweeten your summer, for our Southern Hemisphere friends).

Included in the mobile app update: All users now have quick access to class materials through the About page, while iOS users gain the ability to upload images, videos and other files to assignments via other installed apps.

A full list of what’s new in today’s update below:

  • Students and teachers can now view the About page in the mobile app for quick access to their class materials and resources
  • On iOS, students can now add images, videos, and any other files to assignments from other apps
  • Your favorite emoji are now available on the Android app [insert smiley face here]
  • We’ve made overall changes that will increase the speed of the app’s performance, so you can get your work done even faster

The update for iOS and Android users will hit the App Store and Google Play today.

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