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  • New Google Calendar shortcuts improve glanceability for screen reader users September 27, 2022
    What’s changing In addition to the improved announcements for braille comments and highlights available in Google Docs on Web, and the recent launch of more control over accessibility preferences, we’re introducing Announce Shortcuts for Calendar event details. Users of screen readers can now type a keyboard shortcut that verbalizes the content of an event, such as the […]
  • Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - September 23, 2022 September 23, 2022
    New updates There are no new updates to share this week. Please see below for a recap of published announcements. Previous announcementsThe announcements below were published on the Workspace Updates blog earlier this week. Please refer to the original blog posts for complete details.Introducing new spacing feature on Google SitesIn addition to adjusting the spacing between content […]
  • Updated Apps Script integrated development environment will replace the legacy experience by Q4 2022 September 21, 2022
    What’s changing In December 2020, we announced an updated and improved experience for the Apps Script integrated development environment (IDE). Since then, it has been possible to access the legacy IDE. By the end of Q3 2022, we will begin turning down the legacy experience. Beginning Q4 2022, the new IDE will become the default experience […]
  • Introducing new spacing feature on Google Sites September 19, 2022
    What’s changing In addition to adjusting the spacing between content in Sites using a new density theme setting, you're now able to use spacers to add empty space to your Sites in specific places. This feature provides more flexibility, especially when designing a vertical layout, and generally makes template and webpage design much easier. Getting started Admins: There is […]
  • Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - September 16, 2022 September 16, 2022
    New updates Unless otherwise indicated, the features below are fully launched or in the process of rolling out (rollouts should take no more than 15 business days to complete), launching to both Rapid and Scheduled Release at the same time (if not, each stage of rollout should take no more than 15 business days to complete), […]
  • Spanish, French, and Portuguese Smart Replies in Google Chat September 15, 2022
    What’s changingIn 2018, we announced Smart Reply in Chat, a feature that saves time by suggesting quick responses to your messages based on your habits. While these replies were initially offered only in English, you will now see options for Spanish, French, and Portuguese. When you are typing a reply, Smart Reply will automatically detect the […]
  • Easily share Google Meet artifacts with co-hosts September 13, 2022
    What’s changing Earlier, Google Meet features such as Meet recordings, Attendance Tracking, Polling, etc, would generate meeting artifacts which were directly shared with the meeting host only. Beginning today, these artifacts can be directly shared with the meeting co-hosts as well. To share meeting artifacts directly with the co-hosts, the primary meeting host needs to: Specify co-hosts when […]
  • New Google endpoint management setting to show both personal and work entries in Google Calendar on Android devices September 12, 2022
    Quick launch summary In 2020, we announced the ability to see your personal and work calendars together on your Android device. We’re now adding support for Google endpoint management admins to enable this feature for their users. Users with multiple accounts can easily switch accounts when using the Google Calendar app on a mobile device. This helps […]
  • Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - September 9, 2022 September 9, 2022
    New updates Unless otherwise indicated, the features below are fully launched or in the process of rolling out (rollouts should take no more than 15 business days to complete), launching to both Rapid and Scheduled Release at the same time (if not, each stage of rollout should take no more than 15 business days to complete), […]
  • Updating framing options for Google Meet hardware in the Admin console September 8, 2022
    What’s changing We’ve recently announced updates to framing on Google Meet hardware devices, such as improving the discoverability of the “Frame people” feature and improving the overall stability of the framing experience. As we continue to roll out framing and Meet hardware improvements, the Admin console will be updated accordingly. Over the coming weeks, we will replace […]
  • Scaling our Calendar Interop offering September 8, 2022
    What’s changingCurrently through Calendar Interop, if a Google Calendar user wants to see the availability of a Microsoft Exchange user to schedule a meeting, the request is performed through an Exchange role account. When too many requests occur within a certain timeframe, an Exchange role account can hit its limit, and as a result the […]
  • Calendar User Availability API launching to beta soon, sign-up now and preview documentation in advance September 7, 2022
    What’s changing Coming soon to beta, the Calendar User Availability API will be used to programmatically access the working location feature in Google Calendar. You can gain access to the beta through the Google Workspace Developer Preview Program. You can preview the API documentation now to prepare in advance and share your initial feedback as we move […]
  • Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - September 2, 2022 September 2, 2022
    New updates Unless otherwise indicated, the features below are fully launched or in the process of rolling out (rollouts should take no more than 15 business days to complete), launching to both Rapid and Scheduled Release at the same time (if not, each stage of rollout should take no more than 15 business days to complete), […]
  • Google Hangouts will be fully upgraded to Google Chat starting November 1, 2022 September 2, 2022
    What’s changing In February, we announced that all domains would be upgraded to ‘Chat preferred’ and Google Hangouts would start redirecting to Google Chat. Since then, the Hangouts mobile app, Hangouts Chrome extension, and Hangouts in Gmail on web have been redirecting to Chat. As a final step in the migration, beginning November 1, 2022, Google Hangouts […]
  • Work Insights reporting for Google Chat and Google Meet September 1, 2022
    What’s changingOver the years, many organizations have benefited from the use of Work Insights, a tool that provides data-driven insights on Google Workspace adoption, work patterns, and cross-team collaboration. With the recent upgrade from Hangouts to Google Chat for Google Workspace customers, we’re pleased to introduce a Work Insights product for Meet and Chat. Who’s impacted Admins Why […]
  • Insert emojis inline with text in Google Docs August 29, 2022
    Quick summary Building upon the recently announced emoji reaction feature, you can now express yourself in a new way by searching for and inserting emojis directly inline with your text in Google Docs. Getting started Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. End users: To search for and add emojis directly inline with text in Docs, follow […]
  • Easily customize digital signage on your Google Meet hardware through Appspace August 29, 2022
    What’s changing In December 2021, we announced the ability for admins to use their displays as digital signage when their Meet hardware devices are not in use. Today, we’re giving admins more options for customization by using their Appspace digital signage content. Who’s impacted Admins and end users Why it’s important You can leverage the screensaver on your Google Meet […]
  • Dark Canvas theme now available on Google Meet hardware home screen August 29, 2022
    What’s changing We’re adding support for a dark home page theme for Google Meet hardware devices. When using Dark Canvas, devices will now feature dark user interface elements on the home screen when not in an active call. Dark Canvas mode can be applied to any Google Meet hardware device in your fleet. We’re also adding a […]
  • Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - August 26, 2022 August 26, 2022
    New updatesUnless otherwise indicated, the features below are fully launched or in the process of rolling out (rollouts should take no more than 15 business days to complete), launching to both Rapid and Scheduled Release at the same time (if not, each stage of rollout should take no more than 15 business days to complete), […]
  • Easily search for Chat spaces in Gmail August 24, 2022
    What’s changingIn the continuing effort to build community and connection in hybrid work, we’re introducing the ability to find and join spaces through Gmail search on web. When entering queries previously in the Gmail search box, you could see applicable emails or Chat and space conversations by selecting the “Mail” or “Messages” buttons.  Starting today, Spaces in […]