6/18/20 G Suite Roundup: Updates That Matter Most

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The G Suite team has been working to make Meet, Calendar, and other apps more powerful and intuitive. Read on to learn more about the updates.

Updated Meet layout

Recently, Google announced the new tiled viewing option for Meet, allowing you to see up to 16 other participants on screen at once. Now, you can see the same number of participants, even while someone is presenting. These changes are part of an effort to make remote meetings feel more like in-person collaboration. No admin action is necessary to enable this, and instructions to adjust your layout preferences can be found here.

New ways to edit Calendar events

A new access panel in Gmail and Docs allows you to make changes to Calendar events, including features such as “Find a Time,” which allows you to view participants’ availability.

Admins can manage Google Meet and classic Hangouts separately

For more setting options, Meet and Hangouts can now be managed independently in the Admin console. More information about managing these settings can be found in this article.

Google Meet within Gmail in development

As you may know, Meet’s Gmail integration is already available on the web, allowing you to join meetings without leaving Gmail. In early July 2020, this integration will be added to Gmail for mobile. This feature will be available to all Meet-enabled G Suite customers, and no admin action is required.

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