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Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - January 15, 2021

New updatesUnless otherwise indicated, the features below are fully launched or in the process of rolling out (rollouts should take no more than 15 business days to complete), launching to both Rapid and Scheduled Release at the same time (if not, each stage of rollout should take no more than 15 business days to complete), and available to all Google...

New option to block devices with basic management from accessing your organization’s data

What’s changing We’re adding the ability for admins to manually block or unblock mobile apps from accessing their organization’s Google Workspace data on Android and iOS devices with basic mobile management. These actions can be automated using device management rules (for supported editions). Who’s impacted Admins Why it’s important Previously, admins...

Improved mobile device management rules experience in the Admin console

Quick launch summary We’re making improvements to how you manage rules related to mobile device management (MDM) in the Admin console. There are two key aspects of the launch: A new location for MDM rules: You can now manage rules at Devices > Security rules. Previously, MDM rules were managed at Admin console > Rules. New rule options and creation...

New tools to troubleshoot network and performance issues in Google Meet

What’s changing We’ve added tools in Google Meet that make it easier for end users to understand how their local desktop and network environments affect meeting quality. During a call, you can now go to the three-dot menu and select “Troubleshooting and Help” to see: CPU load and network stability over time Time segments highlighted when the local environment...

Expanding the Gmail delegate limit

What’s changing We’re expanding the number of allowed Gmail delegates from 25. In addition, to help with delegate management, delegation for Contacts is now available via the Contacts API. Who’s impacted Admins, end users, and developers Why you’d use it We’ve heard from you that allowing more than 25 users to access a single mailbox can sometimes help...

Deploy and manage Google Credential Provider for Windows via the Admin console

What’s changing You can now deploy and manage Google Credential Provider for Windows (GCPW) in the Admin console. Previously, you had to edit registry entries to manage GCPW. The new, organization-specific installation file and setting management in the Admin console makes it easier to deploy and manage GCPW in your organization. Who’s impacted Admins Why...

Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - January 8, 2021

New updatesUnless otherwise indicated, the features below are fully launched or in the process of rolling out (rollouts should take no more than 15 business days to complete), launching to both Rapid and Scheduled Release at the same time (if not, each stage of rollout should take no more than 15 business days to complete), and available to all Google...

Join a meeting with new options on the Google Meet landing page

Quick launch summaryWe’re changing the options for a more tailored experience when Google Workspace users join or start a meeting from meet.google.com.When you click “New meeting,” you’ll now see the following three options:Create a meeting for later: Generate joining information for a new meeting. You can save this information to use later.Start an...

Smart compose and spelling autocorrect available when adding comments in Google Docs

Quick SummarySmart compose and spelling autocorrect are now available when adding comments in Google Docs. These features help users compose comments quickly and with confidence by reducing the chance of spelling and grammatical errors and suggesting relevant contextual phrases. Smart Compose suggestions will appear in light grey when typing—to accept...

Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - December 17, 2020

New updates Unless otherwise indicated, the features below are fully launched or in the process of rolling out (rollouts should take no more than 15 business days to complete), launching to both Rapid and Scheduled Release at the same time (if not, each stage of rollout should take no more than 15 business days to complete), and available to all Google...

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