Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap – August 13, 2021

New updates 

Unless otherwise indicated, the features below are fully launched or in the process of rolling out (rollouts should take no more than 15 business days to complete), launching to both Rapid and Scheduled Release at the same time (if not, each stage of rollout should take no more than 15 business days to complete), and available to all Google Workspace and G Suite customers.

New Categories in Google Workspace Marketplace
Four manually curated categories have been added to the Google Workspace Marketplace: Business essentials, Work from everywhere, Apps to discover, Tools for teachers. A left navigation menu will be included to show new categories. 

You'll notice new categories in the Google Workspace Marketplace, which allows users to sort through specific categories to find relevant add-ons.

Updated emoji experience in Google Chat on iOS
It’s now easier to express yourself more authentically in Chat on iOS. We’re making the following updates to the emoji experience: The Emoji set is updated to the latest version (Emoji 13.1), reflecting the latest emoji set and diversity and inclusion options; Gender-neutral options for gender-modifiable emojis have been added; Emoji skin tone and gender preferences are saved per individual emoji.

Previous announcements 

The announcements below were published on the Workspace Updates blog earlier this week. Please refer to the original blog posts for complete details.

Reminder: Google Meet support for IE11 ending August 17, 2021
Beginning August 17, 2021, you will no longer be able to use Google Meet on IE11. To avoid disruption, please switch to a supported browser before that date. | Learn more. 

Easily switch between lists in Google Tasks on mobile
We have now updated the current Tasks Mobile user interface to display multiple lists at the same time in a tabbed UI. | Learn more.

Add up to 25 co-hosts per meeting and expanded safety features for Google Meet
We’re expanding meeting moderation controls in Google Meet with several highly requested features, including assigning co-hosts, new safety features, and more. | See the original announcement for more details and full availability. | Learn more.

For a recap of announcements in the past six months, check out What’s new in Google Workspace (recent releases).