Lots of people get work done on their smartphones, and this week Google announced some big changes to the Gmail app that aims to make working on-the-go even better for G Suite users.
Google confirmed today that it’s adding Chat and Meet into the Gmail app for G Suite users. As you can see in the image at the top of this post, there will be a tab for Rooms, too. Rooms is a Chat feature where you can other people both in your organization and out of it can communicate and collaborate on a project. When you’re in a Room, you can do things like create message threads and share files.
Google says that it’s also beefing up Rooms for the web with real-time collaboration, letting you open and co-edit a document with your team without leaving Gmail. Other new features coming to Gmail on the web for G Suite users include adding the ability to search through Chat messages in using Gmail search, letting you pin important rooms to find them more quickly, a “Do Not Disturb” availability option, and setting notices like “Out of office”.
It’s worth noting that these features appear to be rolling out to G Suite users only right now, so if you’re not using Gmail and G Suite for work, then you won’t be seeing seeing these changes if you’re just using Gmail free for your personal account.
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