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Material You support comes to Google Calendar, Gmail, and more on Android 12

In a few weeks from now, Google will release the first stable builds of Android 12 for Pixel phones. Before the Android 12 update rolls out, product teams across Google are working diligently to redesign their apps in accordance with Material You, the latest evolution of Google's Material design language. The latest Google apps to...

Google Workspace users can finally use Assistant on smart displays and speakers

Google Workspace accounts are great for users within a company as they give you most of the benefits of having a Google account applied within your company's specific context, but trying to use one as a regular Google account yields some interesting results. While they're technically just another Google account, it's weirdly crippled in some...

Google Calendar invites are getting new RSVP options

Google Calendar invites will soon show you additional options to specify whether you're attending a meeting in person or virtually. The new options will show up in a dropdown menu on the "Yes" button in the coming weeks. Google detailed the new RSVP options in a recent Google Workspace blog (via 9to5Google). As per the post, the...

A bunch of Google Drive links are about to be broken

A lot of publicly accessible Google Drive links will no longer be accessible later this year unless their owners opt out of new security enhancements. These enhancements are being brought to Google Drive on September 23rd, 2021, the company announced in a blog post today. Once this change goes live, Google says that users will need...

Google Chat web redesign making its way to Workspace accounts

Google is rolling out some interface changes to Google Chat on the web (i.e., chat.google.com) for Workspace accounts, the company said on Monday. “The new interface is similar to that of Chat in Gmail, giving users a consistent and predictable Chat experience no matter where they are,” Google said. The redesign arrives as part of the classic...

You can finally snooze Google Calendar notifications on desktop

Google has announced that you can now snooze Google Calendar desktop notifications right from the notification itself. The feature may seem small, but Google said it was a top user request before today's announcement. According to Google, you can only snooze notifications if you’re using Chrome, and you must have desktop notifications enabled and Calendar open...

Google Assistant for enterprise Workspace users exits beta

Enterprise users usually have to wait to try out new features in Google products, and sometimes that wait can take months or years. Take, for example, Google Assistant voice commands: Google announced Assistant voice command support for Calendar back at Cloud Next 2019 but waited until late 2019 to roll out beta support. Over a...

Gmail is making it much easier to edit Office attachments

If co-workers and acquaintances frequently send Office attachments to your Gmail account, we have some good news. Google today announced that users are now able to open and edit Office attachments directly in Gmail. “We’re making it easier to view, edit, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files sent and received in Gmail using Docs, Sheets, and...

Google Contacts comes to the Gmail side panel for Workspace accounts

In Gmail, there’s a convenient side panel that features quick access to Calendar, Keep, and Tasks — all features that help keep users organized and productive. Moving forward, Google is planning to add Contacts to the side panel, making it easier than ever to know exactly who you’re speaking with. Google said there will be a...

Google Chat now lets you pin conversations and schedule Google Calendar events

More and more people are relying on services like Google Chat to stay in touch. Whether you’re keeping in contact with family or collaborating with a team for work, Chat has become a critical part of Google’s suite of services, and new updates are making it even better. The first change is the ability to pin...

Google Calendar adds cross-profile work and personal account support

Work profiles in Android let you keep your work and personal life separate by isolating all apps and synced account information from the personal profile. But there are some disadvantages to using a work profile on your device. For instance, several calendar apps, including Google Calendar, don't support cross-profile calendar sync. This means that you...

Google Workspace now opens Microsoft Office files directly into edit mode

Google has announced changes to the way it deals with Microsoft Office-formatted documents within the newly-rebranded Google Workspace. Until now, opening a .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx file would have brought up a preview of the contents within Chrome, with a dropdown to select what web app you want to open it with. That’s all changed,...