Google Workspace Updates

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Apr. 5, 2021

Google has updated the presenter toolbar in Google Slides to make it less intrusive and provide you more flexible controls.

When presenting, you will now see the following options:

  • Selecting the previous or next slide
  • Select any slide from the picker
  • The three-dot overflow menu, which will open options for opening speaker notes, auto play, caption preferences, and more.

Also, the presenter toolbar has been reduced down to only the controls you need the most and the size of the trigger zone has been improved to minimize distractions or obstruction of your contents.

To learn more about Google Slides, please visit the G Suite Learning Center.

Apr. 5, 2021

Jamboard on the web now lets you see the version history of a Jam file and restore a previous version.

This is the same behavior you are familiar with from other Google Workspace applications like Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Version history makes it easy to see changes to a Jamboard and who made them.

To see a Jamboard's version history, click More Actions , See version sistory.

To learn more about Jamboard, please visit the G Suite Learning Center.

Feb. 5, 2021

Google is rebranding Google Drive File Stream as Google Drive for Desktop. The application features the same functionalities that allow you access your Google Drive content directly on your Mac or PC, just with a new name and logo.

If you currently have Google Drive File Stream installed, Google will automatically update the desktop client in the coming days. No action is required from you. Once the application has been updated you will see this notification banner and an updated system tray icon.

The location on your computer will remain the same and all your files will remain in the same places. Any shortcuts to the application will be renamed to Google Drive.

If you do notice that the Google Drive icon has disappeared or the application stops syncing after the update, rebooting your computer should resolve the issue. Please contact the IT Help Desk if the issue persists.

Please note that Google Drive for Desktop (or File Stream) does not work with Macbook Air or Pro with the M1 processor at this time, but an update in April will bring Apple M1 devices support.

To learn more about Google Drive, please visit the G Suite Learning Center.