Google’s G Suite is now Google Workplace. The big rebranding is, however, not the only update. Several new features tag along to make the user experience stronger than before.
The new Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) includes all the productivity apps – Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Calendar, Meet, and many more you immensely use and love. All the apps are more integrated with one another now to help you create, communicate, and collaborate on the go.
Javier Soltero, VP and General Manager of Google Workspace said, “This is the end of the ‘office’ as we know it. From here on out, teams need to thrive without meeting in person, protect their time to focus on the most impactful work, and build human connection in novel ways.”
The new era of remote work calls for applications that make virtual collaboration look as real and possible as a physical one. Google Workspace is an incredible work in that direction.
Speaking more about the product, Soltero added, “Google Workspace gives people a familiar, fully integrated user experience that helps everyone succeed in this new reality – whether you’re in an office, working from home, on the frontlines, or engaging with customers.”
G Suite – which has seen faster and broader adaptation in mainstream work previously dominated by Microsoft Office – is now having more arms and ammunitions in its arsenal.
Here’s what’s new in Google Workspace or ex-G Suite
A New, Deeply Integrated User Experience
- In Docs, Sheets, and Slides, you will now be able to preview a linked file without having to open the same in a new tab
- If you use @mention in your document, a smart chip will show various details, such as contact details, suggestive responses, and context of the mentioned person
- Guest access features in Chat and Drive
Google values every single second spent on its applications by its users, and we get that impression by the personalization it has helped achieve. With the above feature and many other similar ones in the pipeline, it is helping users connect with each other more easily.
New Ways to Start
- Solutions personalized according to the broader needs of a broader range of customers
Google understands the needs of its highly growing range of customers who have very specific requirements for storage, security, and compliance.
To help answer, Google has added new editions focusing small businesses to make fast, self-serviced purchases as compared to enterprise editions that require consistent technical assistance.
- New four-color icons for Drive, Calendar, Meet, and Gmail, and the rest
The product line has many new touch-ups that make the ever-so-evolving applications more pleasing to view. The rebranding, however, reflects the same vision – helping users feel more connected, flexible, and helpful.