Google Announces Google Workspace for Everyone
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Google today announced a series of updates that build upon its vision to deliver a single, integrated communication and collaboration solution to everyone via Google Workspace. Now, all of the company's three billion-plus existing users across consumer, enterprise, and education have access to the full Google Workspace experience, including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet and more.
In addition to offering Google Workspace to everyone, the company announced new innovations that address the specific challenges and opportunities of the hybrid work world:
"Collaboration doesn't stop at the workplace -- our products have been optimized for broad participation, sharing and helpfulness since the beginning," said Javier Soltero, VP and GM, Google Workspace. "Our focus is on delivering consumers, workers, teachers and students alike an equitable approach to collaboration, while still providing flexibility that allows these different subsets of users to take their own approach to communication and collaboration."
"Ensuring that workers have access to best of breed collaboration tools and information, regardless of location, is a top priority for every company, especially as they navigate a return to the physical office," said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy. "With this update, Google Workspace is creating a new competitive advantage by optimizing for a single, connected experience across its products that it is extending to consumers and individual business owners, to align with the experience that its enterprise and education subscribers benefit from today."
Google Workspace for everyone
Starting today, users can enable the integrated experience in Google Workspace by turning on Google Chat in Gmail.
A new place to bring projects to life by connecting the right content, people, and conversations in new and powerful ways
Powered by new features like in-line topic threading, presence indicators, custom statuses, expressive reactions, and a collapsible view, Spaces will seamlessly integrate with files and tasks, becoming a new home in Google Wrkspace for getting more done--together. Spaces will also provide a place to fuel knowledge sharing and community building for teams of all sizes, where all the relevant information, conversations, and files for a project can be organized, and where topics—even at the organization level—can be intelligently moderated. With the ability to pin messages where everyone can see them, Spaces will play a crucial role in helping people stay connected and informed.
A new individual subscription offer: Google Workspace Individual
Workspace Individual is rolling out soon to six markets, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil and Japan. Sign up to receive updates on Google Workspace Individual.
A single, connected experience
New enhancements to Google Meet that enable collaboration equity
New innovations to support trusted hybrid collaboration in Google Workspace
"Google Workspace offers a solid strategy and differentiated approach to secure collaboration that focuses on the end user experience," said Phil Hochmuth, Program Vice President, Enterprise Mobility at IDC. "With Client-side encryption, Google Workspace offers enterprises confidentiality of their data as now only they own the keys to their content and a solution for mobile workers, which shows that Google Workspace understands the need for a trusted cloud."
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