3 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.
Increasing visibility into unmovable items in Google Drive
Following the recent announcement of a new beta to move folders from My Drive to shared drive, we’re launching the ability for admins to generate a CSV report with more details about unmovable items. With greater visibility into which files are impacted and unmovable, admins can then take necessary action such as request to transfer content ownership, make file copies, move content around, and more. | Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Education Standard, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Nonprofits, and legacy G Suite Business customers only. | Rolling out to Rapid Release domains now; launch to Scheduled Release domains planned for February 20, 2023. | Learn more.
Changing the POWER function in Google Sheets
The POWER function, which returns a number raised to a power, will now return a real-valued root when trying to take the odd root of a negative number. | This feature is available now for all users. | Learn more.
New free-hand PDF annotation support in the Google Drive app on Android
You can now use your finger or a stylus to freely write annotations on a file shown in the Drive preview screen on Android devices. These annotations can be saved to the file if it is a PDF, or a PDF copy of the file can be made with the annotations saved to it. | Learn more.
The announcements below were published on the Workspace Updates blog earlier this week. Please refer to the original blog posts for complete details.
Expanding SIP Link for Google Voice to Latin America
Beginning today, we’re launching Voice to the following countries in Latin America by expanding SIP Link availability: Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, and Mexico | Customers in Latin American Countries will need to purchase SIP Link Standard or SIP Link Premier licenses to set up SIP Link. Customers in all other supported countries will need to purchase Voice Standard or Voice Premier licenses to set up SIP Link. | Learn more.
Expanding the power of Google Sheets with localized formatting and improved CSV imports
We’re introducing updates to improve the overall Google Sheets experience for users around the world. First, Sheets will now automatically use regional-specific decimal separators based on your spreadsheet's locale. Second, we’re making it easier to import CSV files into Sheets. | Learn more.
Include captions with a Google Meet video recording
If you’re using captions in Google Meet, you now have the option to include those captions in a meeting recording. | Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers only. | Learn more.
The features below completed their rollouts to Rapid Release domains, Scheduled Release domains, or both. Please refer to the original blog post for additional details.
Rapid Release Domains:
Rapid and Scheduled Release Domains:
[Weekly Recap] New keyboard shortcuts for Google Sheets on Android
- More filter effects available for Google Meet (Web)
- New built-in interoperability between Google Meet and Zoom (end user availability on Devices)
- Explore Looker data using Connected Sheets
- Expanding SIP Link for Google Voice to Latin America
- Expanding the power of Google Sheets with localized formatting and improved CSV imports (Semicolon autodetect in Sheets)
For a recap of announcements in the past six months, check out What’s new in Google Workspace (recent releases).