While vaccination campaigns are currently underway around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet. That means office workers will continue to work from home for months to come. While Google has already rolled out a host of new updates to its collaboration tools, today it announced several new features at Google I / O 2021.
Google workspaces make working from home easier and more efficient
Google Workspaces and Meet video calling will be getting amazing updates in the coming weeks. The new features that will make working from home easier are:
The biggest addition comes in the form of Smart Canvas, which takes collaboration to the next level by making Sheets, Presentations, and Meet available in Docs. So what is possible with this feature?
Now you can not only mention users, but also link Google Sheets or Slides documents that you want to share with your team in the Doc itself. “To insert smart chips into your work, just type” @ “to see a list of recommended people, files, and meetings” he says official blog post.
Google Meet integration in Docs, Sheets, and Slides
In addition, you can now initiate or join Google Meet calls from Docs, Sheets, or Slides In the net. It will allow for easier collaboration, as you no longer have to switch applications to present your work. Meet will also add a new “Companion Mode” to give common users and collaborators their own mosaic in a video call.
Google Meet will also support live caption translations later this year. You can translate from English to Spanish, Portuguese, French or German. For those wondering, here’s how you can transcribe Google Meet calls in real time.
In addition to these features, you’ll get access to assisted typing capabilities, emoji reactions, pageless document view (resize the document window and keep seeing all the text), connected checklists via Google Tasks, and more. So yeah, you’ll soon be better prepared to tackle everyday tasks from home, thanks to this Google Workspace update.