Google Workspace Stories November 17
Google Workspace Stories November 16
Google Meet calls hosted by premium Workspace tiers now support up to 500 participants
Remote work is here to stay, and Google Meet is accommodating that by adding support for video meetings with up to 500 participants on select Workspace tiers.
Google Workspace Stories November 15
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Google Workspace Stories November 6
How to use Google Drive for desktop app to backup files and photos
Google Drive is a powerhouse of a file storage system. It makes it easy to save documents and other data that can be transferred to other Google apps as well. Fortunately, Google makes it easy to access Drive straight from your desktop – whether Mac or PC.
Google Workspace Stories November 3
Google Workspace Stories October 29
Google bringing back Gmail’s old Compose button on the web
Google Workspace Stories October 21
Google Workspace Stories October 20
Google Docs getting universal @ menu for inserting content, ‘Add page break before’
Google Workspace Stories October 18
Google Chat adding ‘mark as unread’ for DMs and Spaces
Google is rolling out a simple but rather useful ability to “mark as unread” in Chat. This capability is already found on competing team messaging solutions, and doubles as a light reminder system.
Google Workspace Stories October 12
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Google Workspace Stories October 1
Compared to the last design language revamp, Google’s rollout of Material You is happening at a much faster pace. That Material You app update blitz comes amid a barrage of Pixel 6 advertising and that’s no coincidence. It’s the sign of a well-under-way vision at Google that has been sorely missing.
Google Workspace Stories September 27
Compared to other redesigns, Material You for Google Calendar is very straightforward, but the widgets do benefit from one handy tweak.
On Chromebooks, you can access most Google services with either the website or the Android app. Google today updated Gmail for Android on Chrome OS with the latest Material You redesign, but more importantly the latest app icon.
Google Docs getting wider comment boxes, background watermark support
The Google Docs web client is adding support for background watermarks, while comment boxes in the sidebar are getting wider to let you read more feedback per line.
Google Workspace Stories September 24
Google Workspace Stories September 20
Google Meet for web gets automatic brightness boost when you’re underexposed
Recent updates to Google’s main video conferencing service have made it easier to set visual effects and detect echos. Google Meet is now bringing brightness adjustments to the web client following the introduction of a low-light mode on mobile last year.
Google Workspace Stories September 16
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Google Workspace Stories September 9
Google Meet adds visual effects panel to set background blur, images on the web
Video effects are useful for both personal and work calls. Google Meet is now making it easier to set visual effects on the web with a new settings panel.
Google Workspace Stories September 8
Google’s rename of ‘Rooms’ in Chat and Gmail to ‘Spaces’ is now underway
Back in June, with the announcement that Workspace is available “for everyone,” Google revealed that “Rooms” in Chat would soon be renamed to “Spaces” and gain a slew of new features. That rebrand is now underway.
Google Workspace Stories September 3
Google Workspace Stories September 1
Google continues to add more features to Chat as it becomes available for more and more people ahead of the classic Hangouts depreciation. The Google Chat web app is now integrating Tenor GIF search.
Google Workspace Stories August 30
To help employees better manage their day, Google Calendar is introducing new “Time Insights” that let paid Workspace users see “how [their] time is spent across meetings and collaborators.”
Google Workspace Stories August 26
Google Workspace Stories August 19
The process of shutting down classic Hangouts for Workspace users is almost complete, as Google this week enables the integrated Gmail with Chat and Rooms for even more paid accounts.
Google Workspace Stories August 18
Workspace admins can now limit external Google Chat to specific teams, domains
Last year, Google Chat added support for talking with users outside their company, thus expanding from being just an internal team communication tool. Google Workspace admins are now getting the ability to limit that external Chat access.
Google Workspace Stories August 12
With Chat serving as a key part of the integrated Gmail experience, Google lets users quickly specify their activity status. In addition to the existing availability options, you’re now able to set a custom status in Gmail and Chat on the web.
Google Workspace Stories August 4
Google Meet getting another whiteboarding option with third-party ‘Miro’ tool
In addition to first-party apps, Google Workspace wants to integrate third-party tools into a user’s existing workflow. Google Meet will get another whiteboarding option with Miro next year.
Google Workspace Stories August 2
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Google Workspace Stories July 23
As of last month, all personal Google Accounts can enable the new Gmail that supports Chat and Rooms. The latter aspect, which will soon be renamed to “Spaces,” allows for large-scale productivity. Gmail now supports opening a Google Slides presentation directly to allow for multitasking with Chat.
Google Workspace Stories July 19
Google modernizing Workspace Status Dashboard, improving outage alerts for admins
Downtime among Google’s largest services is typically rare, but it does occur from time to time. Google is now updating the Workspace Status Dashboard and other tools that admins can use to keep track of outages.