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New Features and Improvements in GSuite by Google

New Features and Improvements in GSuite by Google

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  • Timelines and tools for transition from classic to new Google Sites August 6, 2020
    What’s changing In 2017, we announced that we would replace classic Sites with new Sites, and in 2019 we announced that domains will have until the end of 2021 to complete the transition. Now, we’re providing a more detailed timeline, as well as new tools to help you and your users manage the transition. Timeline to fully […]
  • Google Docs mobile improvements: link previews and Smart Compose August 5, 2020
    What’s changing We’re improving the Android and iOS experiences for Google Docs users with two new features. These were previously available on the web, and are now available on mobile as well: Link previews, which help you get context from linked content without bouncing between apps and screens. Smart Compose, which helps you write faster and with more […]
  • Review presentations more quickly with new viewing interface on Google Slides Android app August 5, 2020
    Quick launch summary We’re improving the mobile viewing experience for Google Slides on Android. Rather than swiping to view slides one by one, you can now: Scroll through a vertical stream of slides. Pinch to zoom to get a closer look. Easily switch to editing, presenting, or casting content. This enables you to see more information at once, which can […]
  • Access checker for Slides ensures inserted video and audio is playable August 4, 2020
    What’s changing Access checker is a feature in Gmail and Google Chat that ensures the recipients of a Drive file have permission to access it. We're now expanding Access checker to Google Slides, to make sure that anyone who is viewing or presenting a Slides presentation can play embedded videos and audio files. When you insert a […]
  • Updating video conferencing policies for delegated and transferred Google Calendar events July 29, 2020
    Quick launch summary We’re making some changes that will affect the Google Meet video conferencing policies applied to a Google Calendar event that is organized by a delegate or when a meeting is transferred. In both cases, Google Meet video conferencing policies will now be based on the person who owns the calendar event, not the […]
  • Dark theme now available for Google Chat on Android and iOS July 29, 2020
    Quick launch summaryWe’re enhancing Google Chat on Android and iOS with dark theme support. Dark theme is a popular feature that’s frequently requested by users. It creates a better viewing experience in low-light conditions by reducing brightness.Dark theme on Google ChatGetting startedAdmins: There is no admin control for this feature.End users: This feature will automatically […]
  • New beta adds IRM controls for DLP to help protect sensitive content in documents July 28, 2020
    What’s changing You can now automatically restrict the ability to download, print, and copy sensitive documents through data loss prevention (DLP) rules. These new DLP-driven information rights management (IRM) controls, currently available in beta, will make it more difficult for users to make copies of documents that might expose sensitive content. G Suite DLP rules already enabled […]
  • Set the default meeting length for Google Calendar events in your domain July 28, 2020
    What’s changingWe’re adding a new setting in the Admin console where you can define the default Calendar meeting length for users in your domain. Previously, the default of 60 minutes could only be changed from a user's individual Calendar settings. Now, admins can set a new default length for all of their users.Who’s impactedAdmins and […]
  • New device management API available in beta July 23, 2020
    What’s changing We’re launching a beta for a new API to manage company-owned and personal mobile devices and desktop devices. It will work for devices managed via fundamental management, endpoint verification, Drive File Steam, and enhanced desktop security for Windows. Find out more about device management in G Suite. The new API is part of the Cloud […]
  • Say “Hey Google” to do more with your voice on Google Meet hardware kits July 23, 2020
    What’s changingTo make meetings more seamless, all G Suite users can now simply say "Hey Google" to take action on a Google Meet hardware kit. This feature was previously available in beta on ASUS Google Meet hardware kits. It’s now generally available on those same ASUS devices, as well as on Logitech meeting room kits.With […]
  • Simplify management of company-owned iOS devices with new Apple Business Manager integration July 21, 2020
    What’s changing We’re launching an integration between Google endpoint management and Apple Business Manager (formerly the Device Enrollment Program, or DEP). This makes it possible to securely distribute and manage company-owned iOS devices from the Google Admin console. The integration will enable G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, G Suite Enterprise Essentials, and Cloud Identity […]
  • Block apps from accessing G Suite data with app access control July 21, 2020
    What’s changing Last year, we launched app access control to help all G Suite and Cloud Identity customers control access to G Suite data via OAuth 2.0 by third-party and domain-owned apps. Now, we're improving it by allowing admins to block apps from accessing any OAuth 2.0 scopes. This makes it easy for customers to quickly […]
  • Migration of Drive DLP rules to new system July 20, 2020
    What’s changing In January, we launched a new system that makes it easier to deploy advanced data loss prevention (DLP) policies for Google Drive. This was intended as a replacement to an older, legacy Drive DLP system.  Now, we’re going to migrate any rules you created in the legacy DLP system to this new system. After […]
  • Meet in Gmail now rolling out on Android July 20, 2020
    Quick launch summaryLast month, we announced that Meet in Gmail would be coming to Android and iOS. The feature began rolling out to iOS last week and starts rolling out to Android today. This means users can join secure video meetings directly from a dedicated Meet tab in the Gmail Android app.See our previous announcement […]
  • Automatically see shared calendars associated with a Google Group when you join it July 20, 2020
    Quick launch summaryWhen a user joins a Google Group, they’ll now receive an email listing the shared calendars they can access as a result of their group membership—typically within an hour of joining. This will make it much easier for new team members and employees to discover relevant calendars and eliminate the need for existing […]
  • New Trash feature in Google Contacts July 16, 2020
    Quick launch summary We’re adding Trash to Google Contacts. Now, when you delete a contact, it will go into Trash, where it will stay for 30 days before being permanently deleted. In that time, you can view, restore, or permanently delete the contact. Trash will contain contacts deleted on any device—web, Android, iOS, and more—but you […]
  • Push device updates and settings to managed Windows 10 devices more quickly July 16, 2020
    Quick launch summary In April, we launched enhanced security for Windows. It allows admins to push device configuration updates, device settings, and more to Windows 10 devices remotely, without any specific network requirements. Now, it will be quicker for applied settings to take effect on managed devices faster. Previously, it could take up to six hours for […]
  • Updates to Admin console security settings section, new location for password policy reporting July 16, 2020
    What’s changing We’ve streamlined the security settings section of the Admin console. Specifically you may notice: Interface and content updates to Admin console > Security A new location for password policy reporting at Admin console > Reports See more details below. Who’s impacted Admins Why it matters This is the latest in a series of updates we’ve made in the last few months […]
  • Coming soon: An integrated workspace in G Suite to help you make the most of your time July 16, 2020
    What’s changingWe just announced a new integrated workspace experience that brings Chat, Meet, and Gmail together on desktop and mobile. Read our announcement on the Google Cloud blog for more details on the launch, and stay tuned to the G Suite Updates blog in the coming weeks for information on its exact timing.Earlier this year, […]
  • Meet in Gmail on mobile now rolling out on iOS July 13, 2020
    Quick launch summaryLast month we announced that Meet in Gmail would be coming to Android and iOS. We’re starting to roll out the feature today to iOS, meaning users can join secure video meetings directly from a dedicated Meet tab in the Gmail mobile app on iOS. This feature will be coming soon to Android […]