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See apps installed on managed Windows 10 devices

Quick launch summary You can now view a list of all apps installed on Windows 10 devices that you manage with Windows device management. The list includes when the app was first installed, the current version, and the publisher. You can use this information to identify devices that have malicious or untrusted apps on them. Note that this feature requires...

Migrate users and data between G Suite environments more easily

Quick launch summary G Suite Migrate, currently available in beta, helps admins assess, plan, and migrate large amounts of content directly into G Suite. It already supports Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, file shares, and Box migrations. With this launch, you can now also migrate between G Suite environments. Specifically,...

Easily add and manage citations in Google Docs

Quick launch summary We’re launching a new feature to help you add, manage, and format academic citations in Google Docs. This will make writing academic papers easier since you won’t have to use add-ons, or copy citations from other tools. Using this feature, you can easily insert in-text citations and create a bibliography in the MLA, APA, or Chicago...

Host collaborative brainstorms with new digital whiteboarding integration in Google Meet

Quick launch summaryWith the new Google Jamboard and Google Meet integration, you can now create or open an existing jam while on a Meet video call. This digital whiteboarding integration means you can use the Jamboard virtually to host collaborative brainstorming sessions with your coworkers or students in real-time, even when you can’t be in the same...

Updated interface for managing Google Groups in the Admin console

Quick launch summary We’re updating the interface admins use to manage Google Groups for Business in their organizations. Google Groups for Business settings let admins control how Google Groups can be created and used within their domains. All the same settings will be available in the new interface, but the structure will be revamped to make it easier...

Folder sharing in shared drives now generally available

Quick launch summary You can now share folders in shared drives. Previously, this feature was available in beta. Shared drives empower teams and organizations to store, access, and collaborate on files. With this launch, you can share a specific folder with other users, or upgrade member access to provide users with additional permissions on specific...

Google Device Policy app ending support for iOS 10 soon

Quick launch summary The Google Device Policy app won’t support mobile devices running iOS version 10 or lower after the end of 2020. If your organization has advanced mobile device management (MDM) enabled, users must upgrade to iOS version 11 or higher to access new MDM features or to download the Device Policy app for the first time. We will remove...

See up to 49 people, including yourself, in Google Meet

What’s changing You can now see up to 49 people at the same time in the auto and tiled layout options in Google Meet. In addition, we’ve added the ability to see yourself as a tile on the call. When you hover over your thumbnail in the top right corner, you’ll now see the option to add or remove yourself from the grid. These changes are only visible...

Blur your background in Google Meet

Quick launch summary To help limit distractions during meetings, you can now blur the background of your video in Google Meet. When it’s turned on, Meet will intelligently separate you from the background, blurring your surroundings while keeping you clear and in focus. We recently also launched the ability to filter out disruptive background noise...

Google Drive trash items will be automatically deleted after 30 days starting on October 13, 2020

What’s changing Starting October 13, 2020, we’re changing the retention policies for items in the Trash in Google Drive. With this new policy, any file that is put into a Google Drive trash will be automatically deleted after 30 days. Previously, trashed items would be retained indefinitely until the trash was emptied by the user. Any files already...

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