Google Workspace Updates Weekly Recap – June 7, 2024

2 New updates

Unless otherwise indicated, the features below are available to all Google Workspace customers, and are fully launched or in the process of rolling out. Rollouts should take no more than 15 business days to complete if 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.

Switch between edit, view and comment mode in Google Slides 
We’re making it easier for you to switch between different modes in Google Slides. For example, if you’d like to hide comments within a presentation or avoid accidental edits, you can switch to view mode. Choosing commenting mode hides all options associated with editing, but still allows you to read and add comments. To change your mode, navigate to the View > Mode > select a mode. | Rolling out to Rapid Release domains now; launch to Scheduled Release domains planned for June 20, 2024. | Available to Google Workspace customers, Google Workspace Individual subscribers, and users with personal Google accounts. | Learn more about switching view mode on Google Slides
Switch between edit, view and comment mode in Google Slides

Scroll and zoom while presenting in Google Meet 
When you’re presenting in Google Meet, you can now scroll and zoom in or out on your content directly from Meet. This eliminates the need to switch between tabs, helping you focus more on delivering your presentation. | This feature is available now for all Google Workspace customers. | Learn more about presenting during a meeting.
Scroll and zoom while presenting in Google Meet

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.

Stay up to date on important changes in your Google Sheets 
In order to provide greater visibility into spreadsheet changes most relevant to your workflow and help enable more efficient team communication, we’re introducing conditional notifications. | Learn more about conditional notifications. 

Request to join spaces in Google Chat 
To make it even easier to more broadly share information, build communities and foster discussion across your organization, we’re introducing the ability for users to request to join a space upon receiving a link to that space. | Learn more about joining spaces. 

Rollout Update: framing support for Series One Desk 27 and Board 65 devices and remote controlled devices 
We recently announced several updates related to framing options on Google Hardware devices and have provided update rollout information. | Learn more about the rollout update.

Completed rollouts

The features below completed their rollouts to Rapid Release domains, Scheduled Release domains, or both. Please refer to the original blog posts for additional details.

Rapid Release Domains: 
Scheduled Release Domains: 
Rapid and Scheduled Release Domains: 

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