Google has come up with a major announcement. Google has announced that it will be expanding its Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite) services to all its users who have a Google account. According to the company, this new opportunity will let the users have a unified experience with just one account. This means that the customers having free service will now be able to enjoy some of those tools that were initially available with premium tiers.
The tools will include premium capabilities like “smart booking services, professional video meetings, personalized email marketing, and much more.” Much isn’t known about this “premium offering” yet. However, it is going to be available in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and Japan “soon”.
The VP and GN of Google workspace, Javier Soltero has said, “Collaboration doesn’t stop at the workspace-our products have been optimized for broad participation, sharing, and helpfulness since the beginning. 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.”
To access this feature, first, the users need to shift from Hangouts to Google chat. To do this go to Gmail>Settings>View All Settings>Chat and Meet> Toggle “On” next to “Chat”>Save Changes.
Once you go from Hangouts to Google Chat, you will face a lot of interface changes. These are aimed to make the collaboration between users better. In case, you do not want this and are only concerned about Gmail, you can just not switch from Hangouts and it’ll remain the same as before.