Google brought a dozen upgrades to Google Workspace, formerly G Suite, at Google I/O. From finally getting a pageless format option for Google Doc to being able to start and hold a Google Meet directly inside a document, here's what Google showed off today.
Google’s G Suite service is now named “Google Workspace.” Along with a new name, Google is also introducing new four-color icons for all its popular productivity and collaborative content creation tools.
Google's new visitor sharing will let G Suite account holders collaborate with non-Google account holders. Google says this is done to reduce friction between people from different organizations while preserving accountability and security.
Google recently announced a sweeping overhaul of G Suite, unifying several of its services to make them simpler to use for workers. On the outside, this move could look like Google is redoubling its efforts to challenge Microsoft Teams and Slack. However, Slack and Teams probably have nothing to worry about for now.
In a bid to help stave the spread of the Coronavirus by encouraging remote work, Google has announced that it's making the advanced video conferencing abilities of Hangouts Meet free for all G Suite users.