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SaaS Updates Summary: December 6 – December 10

BetterCloud Monitor

December 13, 2021

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Ever dreamed of managing IMAP settings in Gmail by Google Group? That dream is now a reality. Plus, now you can start and join audio calls from 1 on 1 chats in Google Chat. Read up about these and several other updates from last week in the links.

Start and Join Meetings and Audio Calls From 1:1 Chats Using Google Chat in Gmail on Mobile
Google Workspace Updates | You can now start or join meetings and audio calls from 1:1 chats in Google Chat in Gmail on Android and iOS. At the moment, this feature will be available for 1:1 chats only.

Lock Audio and Video During a Google Meet Meeting From iOS Devices
Google Workspace Updates | Google Meet hosts and co-hosts can now lock all participants’ audio and video from iOS devices, which locks all participants’ audio so they’re muted or prevents participants’ from using their camera respectively.

Set Tasks To Repeat in Google Calendar
Google Workspace Updates | You can now set tasks to repeat in Google Calendar and customize the recurrence schedules, similar to other entry types in Calendar.

More Details on Migration of Existing Multiple-Location Drive Files to Shortcuts and Other Improvements for Shortcuts
Google Workspace Updates | Google mentioned that it would be migrating existing files in multiple locations to shortcuts in 2021. This migration will now happen in 2022.

Updated User Interface for the App Access Control Panel in the Admin Console
Google Workspace Updates | This update makes it easier for admins to vew which applications are configured as trusted or blocked, view a list of all applications being accessed by users, and view a list of Google Services within their organization.

More Details on Migration of Existing Multiple-Location Drive Files to Shortcuts and Other Improvements for Shortcuts
Google Workspace Updates | Google mentioned that it would be migrating existing files in multiple locations to shortcuts in 2021. This migration will now happen in 2022.

Admins Can Install Google Workspace Marketplace Applications for Specific Groups
Google Workspace Updates | Admins can now install Google Workspace Marketplace applications for specific groups in their organization using the new “admin-install” functionality.

Set User Language Programmatically With the Directory API
Google Workspace Updates | With this launch, you can use Google Workspace Admin SDK Directory API to customize a per user language preference via the user create/update flow.

Manage Gmail IMAP Controls by Group in the Admin Console
Google Workspace Updates | You can now configure Gmail IMAP settings at the group level in the Admin console, giving you more granular levels of control to define trusted mail clients within your organization.

For last week’s SaaS updates (and beyond), click here for our archive.

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