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Right-to-left language support available for new Google Sites

Quick launch summary

We’ve added right-to-left language support in new Google Sites for the following languages:
  • Arabic
  • Farsi
  • Hebrew
  • Urdu
When a site editor has their language set to one of the above, the site editing experience will adjust to place the editing sidebars and menus on the left-hand side of the screen.



Similarly, once a site is published, site viewers who have their default language set to one of the above will see navigation elements like menus reversed to match the right-to-left language.

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Rollout update for adding audio to Google Slides presentations

Quick launch summary

Earlier this year, we announced the ability to add audio to Google Slides presentations. This feature is fully available to Rapid release domains now. It’s currently rolling out to Scheduled release domains and should be fully available to all users by the end of November.

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Exchange In-Place Archive support available for G Suite Migrate Beta

What’s changing

We’re adding support for migrating Microsoft Exchange In-Place Archives to the G Suite Migrate beta. Admins can use this new functionality to migrate the content of their user’s Exchange In-Place Archives to G Suite. Additionally, admins can:

  • Make migrated archive mail only visible in Google Vault (not Gmail).
  • Make attachments of archived mail uploaded to Google Drive only visible in Google Vault. If you turn on this setting, large email attachments will be visible in Vault (not Drive).
  • Choose how to apply labels to archive folders in Gmail.

Who’s impacted

Admins only

Why it’s important

Previously, it wasn’t possible to migrate archived email from Exchange to Gmail. This feature makes it easy for admins to migrate both active and archived email to G Suite.

How to get started

Helpful links

Availability

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  • Available to G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and Drive for Enterprise
  • Not available to G Suite Basic, G Suite for Education, and G Suite for Nonprofits

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Insert collapsible text boxes into new Google Sites

Quick launch summary

Site editors can now insert collapsible text boxes into a new Google Site, which site viewers can click to expand. Collapsible text boxes can help condense large blocks of text, like content on FAQ or Help Center pages, allowing site viewers to quickly navigate to the most relevant information.


To learn more about using collapsible text boxes in Google Sites, visit our Help Center.

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Learn how to organize and analyze data with Google Sheets on Coursera

Quick launch summary 

You can learn how to organize information and analyze data using the Getting Started with Google Sheets course now available on Coursera. This course is ideal for users who are new to Sheets, such as new employees being onboarded to G Suite, or students looking to sharpen their analytical skills. 

This course is free for all users, or you can pay an additional fee for access to additional content, projects, quizzes and a course certificate. The Getting Started with Google Sheets course will be available in most countries, see here for more information about availability.

Visit the Coursera website to access the Getting Started with Google Sheets course. To find other learning opportunities, visit the Coursera Google Cloud Learning Site.

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Introducing Google Play Points in the U.S.

Posted by Paul Feng, Product Manager, Google Play

three mobile displays with apps At Google Play, we continue to build new experiences to delight users and help developers succeed. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Google Play Points rewards program is expanding to the United States following successful launches in Japan and Korea, where millions of people have already enrolled. The program is designed to show appreciation to our users and help increase engagement with your games and apps.

Google Play Points rewards users for any purchase they make on Play — including apps, games, in-app items, music, movies, books, and subscriptions - and for downloading select apps and games. For all developers, if you’re on Play billing, users will earn points on your apps and games immediately.

Play Points can then be redeemed for unique rewards like special items and discounts in Candy Crush, Homescapes, Lords Mobile and many others. We’re fortunate to be working with a select group of developers to offer these rewards for the U.S. launch — including Niantic, King, Electronic Arts, Playrix, Jam City, Kabam, Ludia, Kongregate, and others. Users can also redeem their points for Google Play Credit, and spend it on your app or game just as they do today.

Users are finding value in our initial Play Points markets, Japan and Korea, and developers there are incredibly happy with the results. In the future, we look forward to working with additional partners to deliver more unique rewards to users as Google Play Points evolves.

Google Play Points is rolling out in the US over the next few days. If you’d like to enroll as a user in the program, open the Play Store app on your Android device, tap menu, then tap Play Points to get started.

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Set group membership deletion limits in Google Cloud Directory Sync

Quick launch summary

You can now set group membership deletion limits in Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS). By adding these limits, you can prevent accidental removal of memberships from groups, as those errors can inadvertently cause users to lose access to things like Drive files and Google Cloud Platform resources.

Limits are not required and can be anywhere from 0-100% or any number greater than 0. Once a limit is set, if a sync attempts to delete more than that percentage or amount of members in any group, the sync will abort.



Please make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of GCDS to access this feature.

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What’s new in G Suite – October 2019



Check out the latest "What's New in G Suite" launch recap (pdf) for a roundup of all G Suite launches from October 2019.

Archive and translated versions (coming soon for October issue)

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Live captions in Hangouts Meet now available on iOS

Quick launch summary

Support for live captions on Hangouts Meet was announced for the web and Android earlier this year. We’re now bringing that same captions support to the Meet iOS app.

Please note, when you turn on captions, they will only be visible on that particular device. In order for other participants in the meeting to see captions, they’ll have to turn it on for their devices as well.

Currently, live captions are only available in English. Additionally, captions will not appear in a recording of a meeting. Check out the Help Center to learn more about how to use captions in a video meeting.

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Material Design for Cloud Search

Quick launch summary

Cloud Search is getting a new look and feel. Users will notice some visual improvements, including:
  • Interface typography that uses Google’s custom-designed and highly-legible typefaces
  • Controls (like buttons, dialogs, and sidebars) that are updated and consistent
  • Iconography that is legible and crisp, with a fresh feel



Material Design for Cloud Search


Material Design for Cloud Search


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