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Restrict third-party API access to Google Workspace and end user data with new app access control

What’s changing You can now block all third-party API access to Google Workspace data with a new setting. This complements other available OAuth settings which help you control which third-party & internal apps access Google Workspace data. When selected, all third-party apps are denied access to Workspace and end user data, blocking all OAuth 2.0...

Changes to Google Workspace storage policies timeline

What’s changingWe’re extending the previously announced timeframe for upcoming changes to the Google Workspace storage policy. The updated timeline is:June 1, 2021: High-quality photos will count towards Drive quota beginning June 1, 2021. There is no change to this timeline.February 1, 2022: Any newly created Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings,...

Automatically save your response progress in Google Forms: Beta available for Google Workspace for Education customers

What’s changing Next week, we’re launching draft responses for Google Forms in beta. When responding to a Google Form, Quiz or Quiz assignment in Classroom while signed into your Google Workspace account, your progress will automatically be saved as a draft for 30 days from your last edit or until the form is completed. This beta is only available to...

Update design for the Admin console home page

Quick launch summary We’re making some updates to the home page in the Admin console. You may notice: A new card-based interface which includes more information and links to provide quick access to common tasks. Expandable (or collapsible) cards for Users, Billing, and Domains, with quick links to common items in those areas. Reordered items to make...

Add and manage four new types of citations in Google Docs

Quick launch summaryNow you can add these four new citation source types in Google Docs:FilmTV SeriesTV EpisodeMiscellaneousThis will make writing academic papers easier, since you won’t have to copy citations from other tools. The four new citation source types come in addition to the types you already have available, including books, websites, journal...

Google Workspace Frontline is now available

What’s changingWe previously announced Google Workspace Frontline, our newest offering built specifically for frontline employees. Today, we’re excited to announce that Google Workspace Frontline is available for purchase through Sales and resellers, to give frontline workers secure access, on any supported device, to the information they need to be...

Customize notification frequency with more options in Google Chat and Chat in Gmail

What’s changing We’ve added more options for notification settings in Google Chat and Chat in Gmail. The new options affect push notifications on desktop and mobile, as well as notification badges on both the Chat and Gmail apps. You can set your notification preferences to:Notify always: You’ll receive a notification for every message and new messages...

New and improved Google Chat UI on the web

What’s changingStarting March 24, we’re making some changes to the interface of Google Chat on the web (i.e. chat.google.com) and the Progressive Web Application (PWA).Old and new Google Chat on the webWho’s impactedEnd usersWhy you’d use itThe new interface is similar to that of Chat in Gmail, giving users a consistent and predictable Chat experience...

Find files shared with you using updated search operators in Google Drive

What’s changingWe’re updating how some search operators work in Google Drive to make finding shared files easier. This includes adding new search operators and changing the behavior of some existing search operators. You’ll still be able to perform all the same searches, just the operators you’ll use for them may change. The specific changes are:“from:”...

Alternate runtimes makes it easier to build Google Workspace Add-ons, now generally available

What’s changing We’re launching a new way to create Google Workspace Add-ons. With alternative runtimes, developers can write Add-ons in any language and on any infrastructure, and then publish them to the Google Workspace Marketplace. Alternate runtimes was previously available in beta. See our developer blog post to learn more about the new feature. Who’s...

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