Google has announced that is now accessible to anyone with a Google account. , such as Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and more — available through a single integrated experience. It was first announced last October, and since then, the company has released several innovations for businesses, nonprofits, and classrooms.
Users can use Google Workspace to create a secure collaboration space to share ideas and keep track of information. It provides suggestions for recommended files and people to communicate with. Users need to turn on Google Chat tThey can then use Rooms in Google Chat to connect, create, and collaborate. Users need to turn on Google Chat to access these integrated, collaborative experiences.
on evolving Rooms over the coming months into Spaces. It will introduce a new user interface, in-line topic threading, presence indicators, custom statuses, expressive reactions, and a collapsible view. The company also announced Google Workspace Individual, designed for small . It , professional video meetings, personalized email marketing, and more. Google Workspace Individual will soon be available in the , Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Japan.
“Every day, the world’s most innovative companies, schools, and nonprofits use Google Workspace to and achieve more together. It’s a daily part of how leading healthcare providers revolutionize patient care, schools turn into an immersive, personalized experience, and aerospace companies rethink flight. Now, with Google Workspace for everyone, you can easily organize your junior sports league, take that fundraiser to the , or even turn your hobby into a business. Whatever it is, Google Workspace helps people (teams, families, friends, volunteers, neighbors…) connect, create, and collaborate,” Kelly Walther, vice president of marketing for Google Workspace, and Aparna Pappu, vice president of engineering at Google Workspace, wrote in a .
In addition, Google announced new security and Workspace. It has launched Google Workspace Client-side encryption, which gives customers direct . According to Google, client-side , such as intellectual property, healthcare records, or financial data.
There are also new trust rules for Drive, which gives customers more control over how within and outside their organization. They will set specific rules for organizational units and groups, which allows for a more granular approach than applying blanket policies to all users.
New Drive labels will to classify their files to ensure they’re handled correctly. Drive labels also integrate with Google Workspace’s prevention (DLP) capabilities. Files can also be classified automatically based on DLP rules defined by the administrator.
In addition, the company is introducing new phishing and malware protection. When is found, the file will be flagged and only visible to admins and the file’s owner, preventing sharing and reducing the number of users exposed to the abusive content.
“These Google Workspace to protect and secure anywhere, anytime collaboration. They help our customers realize the full potential of a trusted, built for the evolving hybrid work environment. Client-side encryption is a significant development for Google Workspace. When combined with our other encryption capabilities, it provides our customers—even in the most heavily regulated industries—with additional controls, safeguards, and peace of mind,” Karthik Lakshminarayanan and Erika Trautman, directors of product management of Google Workspace, wrote in a .