Google is creating an integrated workspace environment for G Suite business users. The tech giant announced that it is unifying core communication medium like Chat, Meet, Rooms and Gmail on desktop and mobile. The update will be made available in the G Suite Early Adopter Program and roll out to all G Suit customers later this year. Google integrated Meet into Gmail in May as part of its response to virtual meetings becoming a new way of working. As far as the new update is concerned, the aim is to avoid constant switching between different communication modes. So, the company is bringing email, chat, voice or video together at one place, with Gmail being the focal point. Google says that the integration will let users to “quickly join a video call from a chat, forward a chat message to your inbox, or create a task from a chat message.”
Google is also introducing few other feature updates to its G Suite line. Rooms, for example, are now getting shared files and tasks feature, with the ability to assign tasks to users that are part of the room and to invite users from outside your company into rooms. This also clears the distinction between Chat and Rooms. Rooms are spaces meant for discussing projects. You can now even have chats open on one side and edit a document on the other, all without switching to a completely different tab or app. Google is planning to expand the integrated workspace even further in the future—with features like picture-in-picture video calls right in Gmail; the integration of Google Meet into their content tools like Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more with providing access to all consumers and not just G Suite Business users.