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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...

Spanish grammar suggestions now available in Google Docs and Gmail

Quick launch summary We’re expanding our advanced assistive writing features in Google Docs and Gmail to Spanish. Last year, we introduced grammar suggestions powered by neural-networks for the English language. Now, we’re using the same technology to provide grammar suggestions as you type in Spanish.Language will be detected automatically, and even...

Update Calendar Interop authentication with OAuth 2.0 to continue Microsoft 365 interop

Quick launch summary We’re enabling OAuth 2.0 authentication support for Google Calendar Interop with Microsoft Exchange Online (Microsoft 365). Calendar Interop is a feature that lets you sync events and availability between Google Calendar and Exchange Online.Currently, interoperability is available via Basic Authentication. Microsoft plans to stop...

Use Google Voice and Google Fi, now with the same account

Quick launch summaryGoogle Voice now works with Google Fi, so you can have separate Fi and Voice numbers on the same Google account. This means you can use different numbers for different purposes, like one for family and friends and one for work. When you set up forwarding in Google Voice or Google Fi, you’ll receive calls from both numbers in one...

Currents to become generally available on July 6, 2020, replacing Google+ for G Suite

What’s changingAt Google Cloud Next in 2019, we launched Currents in beta. On July 6, 2020, we’ll make it generally available to G Suite customers.If your domain is currently participating in the Currents beta, your experience will remain the same. If your domain uses Google+, you’ll be automatically upgraded to Currents, which has an updated look and...

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