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SaaS Updates Summary: October 18 – October 22

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Writers, rejoice! You can add page breaks before paragraphs in Google Docs now. Plus, Focus Time is a thing in Google Calendar now. Most people you work with are probably already using this a lot. Read up about these updates and more in the links.

Visual Updates and Improvements for the to, CC, and BCC Fields in Gmail
Google Workspace Updates | Google is making several improvements in Gmail to help users compose email more efficiently and confidently. Additionally, these updates may impact some Chrome extensions.

Set Aside Time for Focus in Google Calendar
Google Workspace Updates | Google is introducing a new Google Calendar entry type. Similar to the Out of office event type, focus time has a different appearance on your calendar and includes the option to automatically decline conflicting events.

Google Meet Meeting Hosts Now Have More Control of Participant’s Audio and Video Feeds for Smoother, More Productive Meetings
Google Workspace Updates | Meeting hosts in Google Meet can now use Audio and Video Lock to turn off the microphones and/or cameras of other participants in the meeting and prevent them from turning them back on until you unlock them.

Add a Page Break Before Paragraphs in Google Docs
Google Workspace Updates | You can now mark a paragraph to always begin on a new page with the new “Add page break before” option in Google Docs. This is particularly useful if you want certain paragraph styles to always create a new page.

Control Session Length for Google Cloud Console and Gcloud CLI Now Generally Available
Google Workspace Updates | After the session expires, users will need to re-enter their login credentials to continue to access: GCP Cloud Console, gcloud command-line tool, and any other application that requires Cloud admin scopes.

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