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Google announces new education features for Chrome OS and Meet

Google has announced a handful of new features for Chrome OS geared towards the education market. These features include a new Screencast app rolling out with Chrome OS version 103, new casting controls for the classroom, and more. First off, the new Screencast app is a new way for students and educators to record and edit...

Google Meet will soon remind you when you’re the last person in the room

Google has announced two new improvements coming soon to Google Meet. If you tend to attend meetings with Google Meet running in the background, it's easy to forget to leave the meeting once it's ended. If that is something that happens to you frequently, this upcoming feature will come in handy. When you're the only person...

Google Chat will replace classic Hangouts for Workspace users in a month

Google's plan to retire classic Hangouts has finally reached its final phase. The company has been slowly migrating users from Hangouts to Google Chats over the last two years, and it has finally confirmed that Chat will replace classic Hangouts for Workspace users in a month. In a recent blog post, Google revealed that it will...

Google Docs get summaries and pageless formatting as part of “smart canvas”

Last year, Google introduced smart canvas, a new product experience for Google Workspace apps such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. At the time, Google debuted several new features for Google Docs, including new smart chips for recommended people, files, and meetings. As part of its push to create a more integrated and cohesive collaboration experience,...

Google launches a free “Workspace Essentials Starter” plan

After deciding to end support for free legacy G Suite accounts last month, Google has now launched a new plan in Google Workspace called Essentials Starter edition. It’s a free plan that lets businesses use all Google productivity apps except Gmail. The Workspace Essentials Starter plan (via 9to5Google) is primarily aimed at businesses that already have...

Gmail’s new “integrated view” goes live for Workspace users next week

Last year Google gave us a sneak peek at a new layout for Gmail that combined Gmail, Chat, Meet, and Spaces in one space. Google has now shared when this new redesign would be available for users. In a recent post over at Google Workspace Updates, Google announced the rollout plan of Gmail’s new integrated view....

Legacy G Suite accounts will be able to migrate their data to a free account

Back in the day, Google used to offer a free G Suite plan that allowed users to have a Google account with a custom domain. Google stopped offering this tier in 2012 but those who had created a free account were able to continue to use the service, up until now. Last week, Google began...

Google Calendar will help you cut out distractions with ‘Focus time’

One of the more challenging aspects of setting a work schedule is figuring out when you can take a breather. More often than not, I've accidentally scheduled events on my off days, simply because I forgot I was saving that day. Google Calendar already has an 'Out of office' option when creating an event, and...

Google will finally let you set up Android work profile on unmanaged devices

Android work profiles provide a convenient way to separate your work and personal life on your smartphone. When this feature is enabled, work and personal apps appear under two different tabs within the app drawer. Work apps feature a small briefcase badge to distinguish themselves from personal apps. Right now, however, the work profile feature is...

Google makes it easier to search emails in Gmail by adding filters

In February last year, Google introduced a new "Search Chips" feature in Gmail for G Suite (now Workspace) users. The feature provided users easier access to Gmail's search filters by providing clickable suggestions underneath the search bar. A few months after adding the feature, Google rolled it out to Gmail for consumers. The company is...

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...
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