G-Suite is changing its name to Google Workspace and adding some new features to its collaboration tools. This change comes as a result of the increasing remote work, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. With so many companies still working remotely due to COVID-19, the rebranding to Workspace is an effort to help users view Workspace as a singular place where they can get work done.
According to Google, users will no longer have to open new tabs in order to view files in Slides, Sheets, and Docs while working in Chat. Users will also be notified through a pop-up when they are tagged in a document and display the suggesters contact information in order to easily email, chat, or video call them.
Google’s cloud-first office toolset is a staple for many a business, enabling teams to share and collaborate on projects from anywhere in real-time. One of the key features of the newly-aligned collection of apps is a new chat-like interface where users can dynamically create and work on documents alongside other guests. This makes it easy to share content and directly work together with those outside your organization, and ensure that everyone has access and visibility to the same information.
Among features to come in the months ahead is the ability to create and work on documents with guests in chat rooms and to preview linked files in Docs, Sheets, and Slides without needing to open them into a new tab.
Users can also @mention other team members and see contact details in a ‘smart chip’ and suggest actions such as emailing them or inviting them into a Meet call.
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