At I/O 2022, Google announced that it will update over 20 of its first-party apps for large screens in a show of its commitment to the form factor. This will undoubtedly improve the experience for existing owners and is meant to encourage other developers to do the same. Here’s every Google app on Android that has a tablet update and what’s still to come.
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Gmail for web getting improved and more contextual search results
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Google Drive gets improved file access expiration functionality
For Google Workspace customers, Drive lets you set an expiration date when sharing files, and the capability is now picking up a pair of usability enhancements.
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Google improving Gmail search with labels and related results
Google is rolling out a trio of features to improve the search experience in Gmail with labels and related results. Chat also gets some upgrades with AI-generated summaries and inline threading for Spaces.
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At the Cloud Next 2022 developer and partner conference, Google is detailing the latest features coming to Workspace across Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, and Docs.
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Google Chat rolling out the ability to send multiple photos and videos at once
The last Hangouts client (web) will stop working in November, and Google will be all-in with Chat at that point. The latest updates to Google Chat include the ability to send multiple photos and videos simultaneously.
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Google Workspace branding comes to Keep and other Android apps
In recent months, “Google Workspace” branding has been appearing on more Android splash screens, and Google Keep is now the latest example.
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Google Sheets adds XLOOKUP, Named Functions, and a few other advanced features
Google Sheets is giving power users a boost this week, as the Excel alternative has just picked up XLOOKUP and several other long-missing features.
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Gmail web search will now surface Spaces from your Google Workspace
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How to alphabetize data in Google Sheets
Google Sheets, much like Excel, is a great tool for storing and organizing data in a legible and comprehensive way. But what good is data if it’s all over the place? This quick tutorial will give you a step-by-step guide on quickly alphabetizing data in Google Sheets.
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Google Docs checklists can now be assigned and appear in Google Tasks
Enterprise Workspace users can now assign checklists in Google Docs and have them appear in their or a coworker’s Google Tasks list.
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Google Meet now shows how much background noise is being removed
A small update to the Google Meet UI will help indicate how much noise cancellation is active and how loud your background environment is.
Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now offer individual control over accessibility settings
Google products are generally well-equipped when it comes to accessibility tools, but Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are now picking up an enhancement to their existing tools.
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Google Meet background effects get more accurate and add cloud processing
Google is rolling out a pair of updates to Meet on the web that improve the accuracy and minimize the performance impact of background effects.
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There was a little bit of truth when people – especially in the early days of mobile – said that the iPhone was the best place to use Google apps. That’s definitely not the case today on Android phones, but I think a part of that argument rings true when comparing Google web services running on Chrome for Mac/Windows versus ChromeOS. Fortunately, that’s starting to change on Chromebooks as seen with one-click Google Calendar integration.
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Gmail’s new Material You redesign: How to revert to the original view
Last week, Gmail’s web version started rolling out a brand-new Material You redesign that takes a lot of cues from Android 12 as we know it. Depending on your theme, Gmail will take on a unique look in your browser. But what if you’re not in love with the new look? That’s no problem; there’s an easy way to revert back to the original view in Gmail.
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Google Calendar combating invite spam with ‘Only if the sender is known’ option
Touted as a way to keep your “Calendar free from spam,” Google is adding the ability to only have events appear if they come from a known sender.
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Google Meet adds new whiteboard tool with third-party ‘Miro’ [Update: Live]
In addition to first-party apps, Google Workspace wants to integrate third-party tools into a user’s existing workflow. Google Meet now has another whiteboarding option with Miro.
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How to use Google Docs new ‘Pageless’ feature
We live in the cloud. That’s just how things are now. Pages are being printed less often and most of our work is done online and shared with others through programs like Google Drive. To embrace that shift, Google Docs has added a feature called “Pageless” editing. Here’s how it works.
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Google marks Small Business Week with $199 Chromebook, 3-month Workspace trial
For this year’s International Small Business Week, Google is offering product discounts on Workspace and an HP Chromebook, as well as a “Heroes of Small Business sweepstakes.”
How to use ‘Google Tasks’ to create to-dos and get stuff done
There are plenty of task programs out there, and many of them work perfectly fine. Some of them work really well, given what they can do and how they can integrate with other apps and programs. Google Tasks, for instance, not only reminds you on the device you set it up with, but it also reminds you everywhere else you have a Google Account set up. This guide will take you through the basics of using Google Tasks more effectively.
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