Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap – July 1, 2022

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. 

Drag out from Keep 
You can now effortlessly insert images saved in your Keep notes into other apps by dragging them out from the image carousel on Android devices. | Learn more. 
Drag out from Keep

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.

Offline syncing available for opened Microsoft Office documents 
You can now work offline with Microsoft Office files on your desktop. | Learn more

Rich text formatting in Google Forms titles and descriptions 
In addition to new options for styling fonts, rich text formatting is now available in Google Forms, enabling you to customize and add emphasis to your forms. | Learn more

Start meetings more efficiently with the Calendar guest list in Google Meet 
In Google Meet, you can now see participants who were invited to the meeting but have yet to join the call. | Available to Google Workspace Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, the Teaching & Learning Upgrade, Education Plus, Non profit customers, and legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers only. | Learn more

Updated timeline for the new integrated view for Gmail 
We’ve rolled out the opt-out experience to a segment of Gmail users. This means that select users will see the new Gmail experience by default, but they will still have the option to revert to classic Gmail via the settings menu. | Learn more

New security alerts for highly sensitive changes to Google Workspace configurations 
In the Alert Center, admins will now be notified of select critical and sensitive changes made to their Google Workspace configurations. | Learn more

Synchronize client-side encrypted files with Google Drive for Desktop on Windows and Mac OS 
Admins can update their client-side encryption configurations to include Drive for Desktop. When enabled, users can synchronize their Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides files with Drive for Desktop on Windows & Mac OS devices. | Encrypt and upload local files is available to Google Workspace Enterprise Plus, Education Standard and Education Plus customers only. | Learn more

Easily share profile links via Contacts 
Every contact with a Workspace email now has a new profile link that is easy to copy, share, and send within an organization. | Learn more

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