Google has rebranded the Apps for Work suite and introduced a number of new features designed to boost productivity. The renaming is aimed at reflecting the application suite's underlying purpose, which entails providing a flexible and innovative collaboration solution. Google Apps For Work becomes G Suite. On the other hand, Google's comprehensive range of cloud-based services have been renamed Google Cloud.
One of the most notable new features introduced by Google is Drive for Teams. With this feature, your entire team enjoys access to files based on permissions set by administrators. This is in contrast to individual members owning drive accounts with sharable folders and files. Drive for Teams ensures that files are not affected by the addition and removal of users. This helps Google Drive keep pace with changes in team composition. The feature allows administrators to assign new roles that exercise granular control over files.
Google recognizes the importance of video conferencing when it comes to team collaboration. For this reason, it enhanced the meeting experience in Google Hangouts. The tool is accessible directly in Drive allowing teams to share files from other apps, such as Slides, Sheets and Docs during the video conference.
You can invite team members using a dial-in phone number or short link. Meanwhile, Google Hangouts' user interface can now handle up to 50 video conference participants. In addition, it improves connection by integrating instant screen sharing and Calendar.
Google Drive provides a number of ways to improve your team's productivity. From inserting images easily and signing documents to cranking up sync, the tool is truly loaded with time-saving functionality.
Google Drive allows your entire team to view and edit documents offline. Changes are automatically synced when an internet connection is re-established. The functionality is only available through the Google Chrome browser. The offline mode must be enabled on individual devices except on the Chromebook, which is automatically activated by default.
The functionality is particularly useful when working in environments with poor or no internet connection like remote locations and on flights.
Google Drive templates have the capacity to make your collaboration easier and more productive. They are useful when working with case studies and presentations. Access to an extensive array of public templates can be enabled by administrators.
You can enhance functionality by integrating a wide variety of Google Drive add-ons. Administrators manage how the add-ons are implemented and used. This helps determine the range of available add-ons.
Google Drive provides equal parts versatility and easy access. You no longer need to worry about file conversions because the tool leverages the power of several G Suite apps. The platform updates and syncs documents in real-time allowing your entire team to collaborate more efficiently and faster.