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New chart text and number formatting options in Sheets

Quick launch summary We’re adding new features to help you customize chart text and numbers in Google Sheets. Specifically, you can now: Directly click on almost any chart text element and update both its content and style, most notably individual data labels and legend items. Set advanced number formatting options on both your data labels and axis...

Better visualize shorter meetings in Google Calendar

Quick launch summaryIn Google Calendar, events fewer than 25 minutes will now better reflect the true duration of the event, occupying less space in your daily view. This change will also show in the printed version of your calendar.Previously, these shorter events were displayed the same as 30-minute events. With this update, we hope to make your schedule...

Dark theme now available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android

Quick launch summary We’re enhancing Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android with Dark theme support. Dark theme will intelligently adjust the product interface and user-generated content in ways that can make it more usable in low-light environments and save battery life. Settings for Docs, Sheets, and Slides will adjust automatically when the Android...

Use Gmail alongside other iOS apps with iPad Multitasking

Quick launch summaryWhen using an iPad, you’re now able to multitask with Gmail and other iOS applications. You can use Gmail and Google Calendar at the same time with Split View to check your schedule before replying to an email to confirm a meeting time. Or, you can easily drag and drop pictures from Google Photos into an email without leaving Gmail.Getting...

Filter out disruptive noise in Google Meet

Quick launch summary To help limit interruptions to your meeting, Google Meet can now intelligently filter out background noise like keyboard typing, doors opening and closing, and construction outside your window. Cloud-based AI is used to remove noise from your audio input while still letting your voice through. We had previously announced this top-requested...

Connected Sheets now generally available, replacing Sheets data connector

What’s changingWe’re making Connected Sheets generally available to G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers. Connected Sheets helps you analyze BigQuery data in Google Sheets. It was previously available in beta. Connected Sheets will replace Sheets data connector, a more limited way to connect Sheets and BigQuery.Read more...

Update your G Suite mobile and desktop apps before August 12, 2020, to ensure they continue working

Quick summaryIn 2018, we began making changes to our API and service infrastructure to improve performance and security. As a result of these changes, some older versions of G Suite desktop and mobile apps may stop working on August 12, 2020. In particular, versions released prior to December 2018 may be impacted.To ensure their workflows are not disrupted,...

New chart axis customization in Google Sheets: tick marks, tick spacing, and axis lines

Quick launch summary We’re adding new features to help you customize chart axes in Google Sheets and better visualize your data in charts. The new options are:Add major and minor tick marks to charts. Customize tick mark location (inner, outer, and cross) and style (color, length, and thickness). Set the precise numeric spacing between major and minor...

“Hey Google, join my meeting”: G Suite meetings now supported on Nest Hub Max in beta

Quick launch summaryWe just announced the availability of Google Meet on Nest Hub Max. Over the next few weeks this feature will be rolling out to G Suite domains enrolled in the G Suite with Google Assistant beta program.Once in the beta program, people can seamlessly join work meetings with their G Suite account. Users can say, “Hey Google, join...

Coming soon: manage Google Chat and classic Hangouts chat settings from one place in the Admin console

What’s changingYou'll soon be able to manage all Google Chat and classic Hangouts chat-related settings from a single page in the Admin console. This follows the update we made last year to combine several settings for Google Chat and classic Hangouts.On July 6, 2020, we’ll start mapping your existing service status (e.g. Google Chat on, classic Hangouts...

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