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Cut, copy and paste files using keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive Web

Quick summaryYou can now use familiar keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + C (or ⌘ + C on Mac), Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V to copy, cut and paste Google Drive files in your Chrome browser. This saves you time by allowing you to copy one or more files and move them to new locations in Drive, and across multiple tabs, with fewer clicks. Additionally, a link to the file...

Copy your client-side encrypted Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files

Quick summary If you have client-side encryption enabled for Docs, Sheets and Slides, you can now make a copy of an existing encrypted document, spreadsheet or presentation. Encryption will be preserved when copies of the file are made. This feature makes it easier to leverage existing content as a baseline for new encrypted Docs, Sheets, or Slides. Getting...

Embed content as a full page in new Google Sites

Quick summary Site editors using new Google Sites can now add content as a full page from the following sources: custom code, other websites, and Google apps, such as Maps and Docs. Previously, editors could only add these elements as part of a page. This update provides more flexibility to organize and display embedded content on your site. Getting...

Add shared drives to specific organizational units

What’s changing For select Google Workspace editions, admins can now place shared drives into sub organizational units (OUs). Doing so enables admins to configure sharing policies, data regions, access management, and more at a granular level. This feature is available now as an open beta, which means you can use the feature without opting-in to a specific...

Take action on multiple text selections in Google Docs

Quick summary In Google Docs, you can now make multiple text selections at once, and apply actions such as delete, copy, paste, or format to all selections. This will make formatting and editing documents faster by eliminating the need to make repetitive changes, increasing your overall productivity. Getting started Admins: There is no admin impact. End...

Add personal tasks from Google Chat

What’s changingIn Google Chat, you can now create personal tasks from individual or group messages. These will then be viewable by you in Google Tasks, the quick-access side panel, and Google Calendar if the task has a set date.Who’s impacted End users Why you’d use it This feature allows you to more easily stay on top of tasks that come out of conversations...

Send group membership information in outbound SAML responses

Quick launch summary We’re adding the ability for admins to configure and send group membership information as part of SAML responses. Currently, you are able to configure SSO to send user attributes in the SAML response when a user logs in to an app using SAML SSO. With this launch, admins can configure SSO to send group membership information to the...

Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - May 20, 2022

New updates There are no new updates to share this week. Please see below for a recap of published announcements. Previous announcements The announcements below were published on the Workspace Updates blog earlier this week. Please refer to the original blog posts for complete details. Migrate your classic Google Sites before December 1, 2022 We’re...

New banners in Google Chat protect against malicious links

Quick summary In Google Chat, you’ll see banners warning against potential phishing and malware messages coming from users with personal Google Accounts. These warning banners, which are already available in Gmail and Google Drive, help protect users against malicious actors, keeping data safe. Additional details In Gmail, warning banners are displayed...

Use Connected Sheets with VPC-SC protected data, improved Cloud Audit Logs for Connected Sheets events

What’s changing BigQuery datasets that are behind a perimeter created by VPC Service Controls can now be accessed using Connected Sheets. We’ve also made improvements to the Connected Sheets logging in the Cloud Audit Logs. See the “Additional details” section below for more information. Who’s impacted Admins and end users Why you’d use it This change...

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