My future: To create a better hybrid work environment, Google is updating its Workspace apps with a host of features. A notable feature of this update is voice and video calls through the Gmail and Google Meet mobile apps, which allow users to conduct the equivalent of an "automatic conversation in the lobby" in a mixed work environment.
Gmail is the first mobile app to receive this feature, and Google Meet will become available shortly thereafter. When the apps are updated, you'll get a notification when someone calls you, as well as a "slide" on your computer, letting you choose where to answer the call.
Google Workspace also gets a reusable interface for Gmail, turning it into a work call center. As part of the change, Google is also introducing Spaces as the "main place for teamwork in the workspace," which should now be available to all users.
As promised, it deeply integrates Google Spaces with other workspace tools, such as Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and Tasks. Spaces provide topics for separating chat topics, searchable spaces for member access, advanced security features and an administrator to configure permissions.
Google Calendar also receives important updates that allow users to set their locations within the specified time. a work day. In addition, Google Meet will receive Companion mode in November so that users can use audio-visual devices and translate subtitles from English to French, German, Spanish and Portuguese in the future.
In preparation for the launch of mobile mode on Google Meet, the company is also packing the Google Meet suite of devices with two new multi-use video conferencing devices (expansion). The first is the One Desk 27 series, a 27-inch AIO device suitable for home and office use. The other case is the One Board 65 Series, a 65-inch 4K device that can be used with an optional stand to turn "any room or space into a video collaboration hub in minutes."
Google also announced the third device licensed for Google-Meet, including the Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini, complete room solutions for small and medium-sized rooms and the Rayz Rally Pro mobile speaker stand.
Google's decision to upgrade Gmail to a call center sounds good, but what about the rest of Google's communication apps? If you have a program that does everything, you don't need to have or use multiple programs to do the same thing.
The Gmail mobile app will soon allow you to make voice and video calls