Faced with the new hybrid work model, Google Workspace has added new features in Meet and Spaces to enhance collaboration within the company and between collaborators. These tools help teams of all sizes stay better connected and productive, whether they’re working from home, in the office, or on the go.
In Latin America, only 3% of employees collaborated remotely before the pandemic. In the second quarter of 2020, the proportion was between 20% and 30%, estimated at 23 million people, the report said. The Future of Work: Resilient, Safe, and Collaborative Spacesproduced by IDC and commissioned by Google.
To address the needs and challenges of hybrid work, Google Workspace provides the following features:
What’s new in Meet
- Meetings react to conferences: Starting next month, participants will be able to express themselves visually ‘Emoticons'( etc.), bring energy to meetings and provide instant feedback to speakers and other attendees.
- Meetings in Docs, Sheets, and Slides: Users will be able to start video calls from Docs, Sheets, and Slides files to present them to all meeting participants. This will allow all participants to collaborate in real-time while having a conversation, all from the same tab. Deployment of the tool will take place in the coming weeks.
You can collaborate on content while having a conversation.
- option arrived picture in picture To Google Meet: From the Chrome browser, users will be able to access this feature, allowing them to view up to four meeting participants’ Mosaic content. The feature will be available starting next month.
Picture-in-picture takes you through tabs and windows.
- New ways to connect with plug-in mode: Throughout the year, people in in-person meeting rooms will be able to use their computer’s camera to add their personal tiles to video calls from plug-in mode, making it easier for other meeting participants to see their expressions and gesture.
Your own personal video mosaic with plug-in modes.
- Live Meet experience: Google Meet users can now host meetings with up to 500 active participants and broadcast live to an audience of up to 100,000 trusted Google Workspace domains.Over the next few months, participants in these live streaming They will be able to participate in Q&As and polls, matching the experience already enjoyed by users who make video calls on Meet.
- Meet Live Streaming Directly to YouTube: In response to client demand to reach a broader audience through other platforms, over the next few months, Meet will be streaming sessions live on YouTube through the Events tab. Integration with YouTube means that Google accounts can be used for authentication, simplifying the live-streaming process.
Reach a larger audience by streaming your meeting live to YouTube.
- We’re enhancing Google Meet’s security: starting in May, we’ll be rolling out optional client-side encryption (currently in beta) to help keep your communications more private, secure, and private. This feature gives customers direct control over encryption keys and the identity provider used to access those keys. Throughout 2022, we will introduce optional end-to-end encryption for all meetings.
What’s New in Gmail Spaces
Spaces, the solution for asynchronous collaboration between teams in Gmail, also introduces new features:
- Online topic thread: With online topic threads, members of a space can reply to specific comments and create narrations while keeping the conversation organized and in context. Each teammate can easily navigate the space and learn about topics important to them at a time that works best for their schedule. This feature will be gradually rolled out starting in September 2021.
- Improved search: Search in Google Chat and Spaces will be optimized to display the most relevant files and conversations, as well as a filter bar for searching results in chat. The feature will be available later this year.
- Users can invite others to join the space: After a few days, users can invite others to join the space by sharing a link. Later this year, we’ll allow users to find and join spaces in your organization.
- Spaces may have more members: This year, the limit on the number of members in a space will increase from 8,000 to 25,000. This will improve knowledge sharing and collaboration in large organizations and unlock key scenarios including team, department and organizational announcements.
- Security and Management Features: Tools for content moderation, space management and establishing the right rules of healthy communication will be implemented. The gradual rollout of these features will begin in September 2021.