Google has provided its Workspace collaboration and productivity platform with new updates. The updates focus, among other things, on facilitating better hybrid work. There are also a series of new integrations with several collaborative device apps for Google Meet and apps from other vendors.
According to Google, blended work will soon play an increasingly important role in the daily communication between employees and their productivity. For this purpose, the Google Workspace Wallet for New updates most responsive to it.
Google Spaces is publicly available
For example, the Spaces feature is now generally available. Spaces enables real-time collaboration across multiple projects and topics, and across multiple tools. In the latter case, think of groups between email (Gmail), chat, and Meet. For example, collaboration can start with email and advance to meeting sessions in Meet.
More functionality will be coming soon within Spaces, including improved search functionality, direct threading of topics and more security and management options. The navigation user interface will also be improved and Spaces will be created so that employees from across the organization can find them.
Google Meet Jobs
For Meet within a Workspace group, Google wants to make meetings more “automatic”. So it’s off the agenda. Google Meet calling is now available for this, among other things. Allows workspace users to contact colleagues directly from an individual chat within Gmail. These calls can be answered via a mobile device using the Gmail mobile app or from within Gmail itself on a PC or laptop. This means that these conversations can take place anywhere, at any time, and from any device. As long as Gmail is active. Other workspace endpoints will also receive this calling functionality in the near future.
In November, Companion Mode will be added to Google Meet. This allows users to host or join a Meet in office meeting rooms from a laptop, while using the audio and video functions available in that room. This makes it easy to share content, see more details about presentations, or use other features used by remote participants.
More hardware integrations and interoperability
In addition to all the new functionality, Google is also integrating its workspace tools with or providing interoperability for different device applications. The tech giant itself is introducing two new 27- and 67-inch video conferencing devices for use in physical meeting rooms.
Furthermore, Google Workspace is increasingly integrating functionality with third-party conferencing devices. In the latest update, this includes hardware from Logitech, but also very noteworthy is Cisco. For example, Google Workplace now integrates with Webex and . devices Webex platform. This will soon allow Webex meetings to be held on Google Meet devices.