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Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap - July 23, 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...

Easily collaborate and share Slide presentations with side-by-side viewing in Google Chat

Quick launch summaryIn Google Chat, you can now open and edit a Slide presentation in a side-by-side view. By enabling you and your collaborators to directly edit presentations without leaving Chat, we hope to make it easier to transform your ideas into impact.Chat users can open a Slide presentation by clicking on the preview thumbnail image in the...

Image placeholders make it easy to work as a team with images in Slides themes and layouts

Quick launch summaryNow when you create a theme in Slides, you can add image placeholders to your layouts. Slides editors can then easily replace these image placeholders with the desired images. This new feature should improve your team’s workflow efficiency, design quality, and ease of formatting.When a user creates a slide from a layout that uses...

Select multiple tabs in Google Sheets and perform basic actions on the selection

Update[July 23, 2021]: This feature is also available to users with personal Google Accounts.  This was not noted in the original post. Quick launch summaryNow you can select multiple tabs in Google Sheets and perform basic actions on the selection (such as moving the tabs together, deleting, duplicating, copying, coloring, or hiding). Work in Google...

Block shares from another user in Google Drive

What’s changing As we recently announced on the Cloud Blog, we’re adding the ability to block another user in Google Drive. If blocked, the user will not be able to share any Drive items with you, and items owned by the user will not be able to be shared with you or be shown when you’re browsing Google Drive. In addition, your files will not be available...

Bulk convert Classic Sites to new Sites using the Classic Sites Manager

Quick summary In 2017, we announced that we would replace classic Sites with new Sites, and in 2019 we announced that domains will have until the end of 2021 to complete the transition. To help manage the transition, Admins and end users can use the Classic Sites Manager to: Bulk delete and restore sites, Bulk update ownership of sites, Bulk download...

Fundamental data regions now available to more Google Workspace customers

What’s changingData regions gives you the ability to choose where covered data for select Google Workspace apps is stored at rest. The existing data regions feature, now known as Enterprise data regions, offer a full range of features to Google Workspace Enterprise Plus and Education Plus customers.Now, we’re introducing a more limited version of data...

Hangouts to Google Chat upgrade beginning August 16th, with option to opt-out

What’s changing Beginning August 16, 2021, we will start upgrading users who have the “Chat and classic Hangouts” setting selected to “Chat preferred,” unless you explicitly opt out. Users who already have “Chat only”, “Chat preferred”, or “Classic Hangouts Only” selected, or users with both services turned off will not be affected. Additionally, the...

Updates to Google Workspace Public Status Dashboard and service status alerts

What’s changing We're introducing a new Public Status Dashboard experience for Google Workspace. As part of this update, we’re enhancing the functionality of the existing Apps outage alert system-defined rule, which provides email notifications regarding service disruptions or outages via the Public Status Dashboard. Specifically, you can now configure...

Use Google Assistant on more devices

Quick launch summary You can now use Google Assistant with smart displays and speakers, such as the Nest Hub Max. We previously announced that access to Google Workspace services from Google Assistant is generally available on users’ personal devices. Admins will need to enable Search and Assistant for these devices in order to ensure users can access...

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