Earlier this year, in July, we learned that Google is working on integrating Docs, Chat, and Meet with Gmail. And shortly after the first leak, Google announced the integration as an early access preview for G Suite customers. The company has now gone ahead and completely revamped G Suite as Google Workspace, with new features and icons for Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Meet, and more.
According to a blog post on the subject, the new Google Workspace offers all of the company’s directory productivity apps, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Meet, in one convenient location.
With this deeper integration, Google Workspace users will now be able to dynamically create and collaborate on a document with guests in a chat room, share content, work with others outside their organization, and ensure that everyone has access to the same information.The company has also introduced a few new features for its services, including support for file previews in Docs, Sheets, and Slides, and support for @mention in documents that will cause a smart chip to appear with contact details.
Additionally, the company plans to roll out picture-in-picture support for Meet in Docs, Sheets, and Slides in the coming months. All of these new integrations are currently limited to Google Workspace customers, but the company plans to bring the new user experience to consumers in the coming months.
Along with the integrated user experience, the company also adopted a new brand identity that “Reflects our ambitious product vision and how our products work together.” As part of the new brand identity, the company has now revealed new four-color icons for services like Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Meet, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Watch the video below for a quick overview of all the new icons:
In addition, the company announced that it will provide more personalized offers to new users of Google Workspace. These include new small business editions for users who want to make quick, stand-alone purchases and large business editions designed to help organizations with more complex implementation needs and in need of technical assistance. You can find out more about these new offers by following this link.
Source: Google Cloud