There are no new updates to share this week. Please see below for a recap of published announcements.
The announcements below were published on the Workspace Updates blog earlier this week. Please refer to the original blog posts for complete details.
Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Acer Chromebase for Meetings devices will automatically adjust your lighting
Currently, Google Meet automatically adjusts your lighting for meetings on the web, helping to improve your video quality in underexposed environments. We’re now expanding this functionality to meetings taken on Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Acer Chromebase for Meetings devices. | Available for all Google Workspace customers using Series One Desk 27 devices and Acer Chromebase for Meetings devices only. | Learn more about adjusting your lighting.
Enhancements to Google Meet viewer mode improve user participation and gives hosts greater flexibility
Viewers can now send emoji reactions during a meeting, which is a lightweight, non-disruptive way to engage and participate in meetings without interrupting the speaker. Meeting hosts and co-hosts will be able to promote a viewer to a meeting contributor while the hosts are using picture-in-picture mode. | Available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Teaching & Learning upgrade, and Education Plus customers only. | Learn more about Google Meet viewer mode.
Take Google Meet on-the-go with ease
We’re introducing a new, simplified mobile experience that will make taking calls on-the-go easier and less distracting. When you join Google Meet from your mobile device, we’ll automatically detect whether you’re in-motion and prompt you to use On-the-Go mode. | Learn more about on-the-go in Meet.
1:1 video calling in the Google Meet mobile app is now available
You can now make cloud-encrypted 1:1 video calls to other users in your organization using the Meet mobile app. | Learn more about 1:1 video calling in Meet mobile app.
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:
Add Google Groups to spaces in Google Chat (end user setting) Add emoji reactions to comments in Google Slides Scheduled Release Domains:
A more consistent experience for the guest list in Google Calendar Rapid and Scheduled Release Domains:
Differentiate messages better with additional modernizations in Google Chat (Android) Updates for exporting Google Meet hardware fleet data and bulk device configurations (Filtered fleet data export & Bulk updates via CSV upload) Book a conference room directly from a Google Meet hardware device Use the space management tool to bulk delete Google Chat spaces Respond to access requests for Google Workspace files more efficiently on Android devices