Google Workspace Updates

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Oct. 15, 2021

You can now chat with meeting attendees directly from Google Calendar. Within the Calendar event on web or mobile, you will see a Chat icon next to the guest list — simply select this icon to create a group chat containing all event participants. This makes it simple to chat with guests before, during, or after any meeting. 

The email and chat options are side by side on a calendar event. This can help you quickly choose whichever form of communication you prefer, and start conversations with just a few taps.

Chat with event attendees directly from the Calendar event on web

 

Note: Chat will only be available to participants within the domain, external attendees will not be included in the chat group.

 

Availability

The feature will begin rolling out to accounts last week, but may take up to 15 days to reach all accounts. To learn more about Chatting with attendees, please visit the Google Workspace Learning Center.


Oct. 12, 2021

You can now add image watermarks directly into Google Docs. This is useful for adding the UNLV logo or to indicate a document's state (e.g., confidential, draft, etc.).

This watermark image will repeat behind the text on every page of your document and is preserved when importing or exporting from Microsoft Word.

Availability

The feature will begin rolling out to accounts today, but may take up to 15 days to reach all accounts. To learn more about adding image watermarks, please visit the Google Workspace Learning Center.


Sep. 23, 2021

You can now use Google Calendar's Time Insights to see how your time is spent across meetings and collaborators.

With Time Insights, you will see the following information:

  • Time breakdown: How you are using your time based on your working hours and the types of meetings you have.
  • Time in meeting: Highlights your meeting-heavy days and time frames, as well as meeting frequencies.
  • People you meet with: Shows who you spend the most time meeting with.

This information is visible only to you and those that you have granted “manage sharing access” permission with.

Availability

The feature will begin rolling out to accounts today, but may take up to 15 days to reach all accounts. To learn more about Time Insights, please visit the Google Workspace Learning Center.