G Suite Stories April 1

Google reports surge in Hangouts Meet usage amid coronavirus

When possible, the world is largely staying home and turning to remote work or distance-learning. As a result, Hangouts Meet and other Google products have seen tremendous “surges” in usage amid the coronavirus pandemic.

G Suite Stories March 26

Last August, Google announced that it’s testing a new organization concept in Drive to cut down on the need for creating file copies. Drive shortcuts are now generally available for both personal Google and G Suite accounts.

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G Suite Stories March 20

Google has a number of education tools from Classroom to Hangouts Meet and everything else in G Suite. Given the uptick in remote learning, the company today published Teach from Home — a “temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.”

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G Suite Stories March 19

Google updates Hangouts Meet to give teachers more control over calls

In light of COVID-19, many students around the world are turning to remote learning. Google at the start of this month made premium Hangouts Meet features available to all G Suite customers. An update today makes tweaks to improve the education experience and ensure teachers have control over Hangouts Meet calls.

G Suite Stories March 17

Google Tasks integration in Gmail gets more prominent with toolbar shortcut

Gmail’s big Material Theme redesign in 2018 was accompanied by the relaunch of Google Tasks. The integration between the two services is now more prominent with an “Add to tasks” toolbar shortcut.

G Suite Stories March 12

As of early last year, G Suite had 5 million paying customers in steady growth for the company’s Microsoft Office competitor. An interview today reveals that G Suite has 2 billion active users as Google hints at what’s next for the service.

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