Google is rebranding its productiveness app suite from G Suite to Google Workspace. The brand new branding encompasses Gmail, Docs, Meet, Sheets, and Calendar, and features a few new options as Google focuses on working from residence.
Together with the rebrand, Google is overhauling the Google Workspace interface. The concept is to maintain you in a single place, as a substitute of needing to modify tabs on a regular basis. As an example, Chat (also called Google Chat, previously Hangouts Chat) can spawn new docs for everybody within the group to make use of, with no need one other tab.
Equally, Google Docs can spawn a video chat window so you possibly can collaborate contained in the doc. In case you have ever tried to edit a doc whereas another person is making an edit that goes in opposition to yours, that’s an enormous boon. Likewise, you possibly can transfer an current assembly from apps. When you began in Gmail, you possibly can pull it over to Sheets or Docs.
All of this follows earlier comparable strikes from Google, similar to when the built-in Google Meet into Gmail. However the concepts go additional, with options like “sensible chips” that pull up contact particulars once you use the @ image to say somebody in a doc.
A few of the options can be found beginning in the present day for Google Workspace subscribers, whereas others will come within the subsequent few months. New icons for the related are rolling out, and for now, the brand new tight integration is a web-only affair. However we’ll see how far Google takes its new working workplace on-line idea sooner or later.