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SaaS Updates Summary: July 12 – July 16

BetterCloud Monitor

July 19, 2021

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Hey, Google—now you work on more devices. See what I did there? Plus, fun new features in Google Meet allow you to change your background if you use the app on iOS. Finally, am I right? Anyway, read about these updates and more in the links.

Use Google Assistant on More Devices
Google Workspace Updates | You can now use Google Assistant with smart displays and speakers, such as the Nest Hub Max. We previously announced that access to Google Workspace services from Google Assistant is generally available on users’ personal devices.

Replace Your Background in Google Meet, Now on iOS
Google Workspace Updates | You can now blur or replace your background with an image in Google Meet on iOS. You can choose from Google’s hand-picked images, which include office spaces, landscapes, and abstract backgrounds, or use your own image.

Google Tasks Now Available in Google Workspace Essentials and Enterprise Essentials
Google Workspace Updates | Google is making Google Tasks available to Google Workspace Essentials and Enterprise Essentials customers, included at no additional cost.

Enhanced Desktop Security for Windows Is Now Available for Google Workspace Business Plus Customers
Google Workspace Updates | Google Workspace Business Plus customers can now manage and secure Windows devices through the Admin console, just as you do for Android, iOS, Chrome, and Jamboard devices.

Easily Navigate Through the Admin Console Using the Updated Left-Hand Navigation Bar
Google Workspace Updates | The new left-hand navigation column allows you to quickly browse through and navigate to key pages without losing context or your place in the Admin console. You’ll also notice updated icons for each category.

Backup and Sync Users Should Begin Transitioning To Drive for Desktop
Google Workspace Updates | You can now blur or replace your background with an image in Google Meet on iOS. You can choose from Google’s hand-picked images, which include office spaces, landscapes, and abstract backgrounds, or use your own image.

Slash Commands and Dialogs Now Available for Google Chat Bots
Google Workspace Updates | Google is adding two new Chat bot features that make it easier to find and use Chat bots: Slash Commands for Google Chat bots and Dialogs for Google Chat bots.

Improving Email Security With BIMI
Google Workspace Updates | BIMI aims to increase the adoption of strong authentication in the email ecosystem for those who have implemented Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC).

Google Workspace Business Starter and Frontline Customers Can Now Collaborate With People Who Are Not Using a Google Account in Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites
Google Workspace Updates | With visitor sharing, you can share items with non-Google accounts, enabling them to view, comment on, or edit content in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites using a secure pincode.

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