What’s new in Google Workspace (recent releases)

Learn about what new Google Workspace features and enhancements are available to your users.

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  2. To see the latest releases, click Release week to sort by date. The date indicates the Scheduled Release track.

You can also see products and features planned for Google Workspace in Upcoming Google Workspace releases.

Note: The table is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and French. 

ProductDescriptionRelease week (YYYY-MM-DD)
Admin consoleUse group-based controls for LDAP client access permissions. Learn more2020-06-08
Admin consoleAdmin console improvements: API client access, GSM apps, admin roles, domain management, and unmanaged users. Learn more2020-06-08
Admin consoleUpdate Calendar Interop authentication with OAuth 2.0 to continue Microsoft 365 interop. Learn more2020-06-22
Admin consoleUpdates to Admin console security settings section, new location for password policy reporting. Learn more2020-07-13
Admin consolePush device updates and settings to managed Windows 10 devices more quickly. Learn more2020-07-13
Admin consoleMigration of Drive DLP rules to new system. Learn more2020-07-20
Admin consoleSimplify management of company-owned iOS devices with new Apple Business Manager integration. Learn more2020-07-20
Admin consoleProfile photo updates: Unified user photos and new admin controls. Learn more2020-08-24
Admin consoleUse service accounts with Google Groups APIs without domain-wide delegation. Learn more2020-08-24
Admin consoleAdding support for service accounts in Google Groups. Learn more2020-08-24
Admin consoleFilter audit logs and usage reports by groups. Learn more2020-09-07
Admin consoleNew APIs to sign out users and control 2-Step Verification. Learn more2020-09-14
Admin consoleUpdated interface for managing Google Groups in the Admin console. Learn more2020-09-14
Admin consoleService accounts in Google Groups and with Groups API now generally available. Learn more2020-09-28
Admin consoleSee which apps are Google verified in the Admin console. Learn more2020-09-28
Admin consoleGroup membership expiration available in beta. Learn more2020-09-28
Admin consoleDynamic groups beta enables automatic group membership management. Learn more2020-09-28
Admin consoleStreamlined and intuitive app management in the Admin console with new unified experience. Learn more2020-10-19
Admin consoleIntroducing data protection insights reports. Learn more2020-10-19
AssignmentsAssignments now generally available for G Suite for Education customers. Learn more2020-08-10
CalendarChange to the format of secondary Calendar and resources. Learn more2020-05-18
CalendarUpdate Calendar Interop authentication with OAuth 2.0 to continue Microsoft 365 interop. Learn more2020-06-22
CalendarEdit Calendar events directly from Gmail and Docs. Learn more2020-06-22
CalendarBetter visualize shorter meetings in Google Calendar. Learn more2020-07-20
CalendarImproved Google Calendar event creation on the web. Learn more2020-07-20
CalendarFull color support and more updates to printing on Google Calendar. Learn more2020-07-27
CalendarSet the default meeting length for Google Calendar events in your domain. Learn more2020-07-27
CalendarAutomatically see shared calendars associated with a Google Group when you join it. Learn more2020-08-03
CalendarUpdating video conferencing policies for delegated and transferred Google Calendar events. Learn more2020-07-27
CalendarCreate and view tasks in the Google Calendar mobile apps. Learn more2020-09-28
ClassroomImprovements to Google Classroom: class links, SIS export, ApSki integration, and more. Learn more2020-08-10
ContactsNew Trash feature in Google Contacts. Learn more2020-07-13
Currents (formerly Google+)Currents to become generally available on July 6, 2020, replacing Google+ for G Suite. Learn more2020-06-22
DocsNew sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. Learn more2020-05-25
DocsGoogle Docs assistive writing features coming to G Suite for Education and Nonprofits. Learn more2020-06-01
DocsNew comment interface for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android. Learn more2020-06-08
DocsNew document save status and offline indicator for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn more2020-06-08
DocsEdit Calendar events directly from Gmail and Docs. Learn more2020-06-22
DocsSpanish grammar suggestions now available in Google Docs and Gmail. Learn more2020-06-22
DocsDark theme now available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android. Learn more2020-07-06
DocsGoogle Docs mobile improvements: link previews and Smart Compose. Learn more2020-08-03
DocsCollaborate with people who are not using a Google account in Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites. Learn more2020-08-31
DocsOffice editing on Android brings G Suite collaboration to Microsoft Office files. Learn more2020-09-07
DocsGoogle Docs line spacing will now adjust based on font. Learn more2020-09-07
DocsImproving braille support in Google Docs. Learn more2020-09-14
DocsDark theme now available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on iOS. Learn more2020-09-28
DocsEasily add and manage citations in Google Docs. Learn more2020-10-12
DocsGoogle Workspace Add-ons now generally available in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn more2020-10-19
DriveCreate pointers to any file or folder in Google Drive with shortcuts. Learn more2020-04-13
DriveNew sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. Learn more2020-05-25
DriveShare folders in shared drives with a new beta. Learn more2020-05-25
DriveMigration of Drive DLP rules to new system. Learn more2020-07-20
DriveNew beta adds IRM controls for DLP to help protect sensitive content in documents. Learn more2020-07-27
DriveUse target audiences in beta to limit Google Drive sharing to specific groups. Learn more2020-08-24
DriveCollaborate with people who are not using a Google account in Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites. Learn more2020-08-31
DriveOffice editing on Android brings G Suite collaboration to Microsoft Office files. Learn more2020-09-07
DriveExpanding shortcuts in Google Drive, reducing unorganized files. Learn more2020-09-07
DriveGoogle Drive trash items will be automatically deleted after 30 days starting on October 13, 2020. Learn more2020-09-14
DriveFolder sharing in shared drives now generally available. Learn more2020-10-05
DriveLock files via the Google Drive API to prevent content edits. Learn more2020-10-05
DriveGrant access to Drive files directly from Gmail. Learn more2020-10-19
EducationGoogle Docs assistive writing features coming to G Suite for Education and Nonprofits. Learn more2020-06-01
EducationAssignments now generally available for G Suite for Education customers. Learn more2020-08-10
FormsNew sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. Learn more2020-05-25
G SuiteUpdate your G Suite mobile and desktop apps before August 12, 2020, to ensure they continue working. Learn more2020-08-17
GmailCreate and use multiple signatures in Gmail. Learn more2020-04-20
GmailNew user setting to hide or show Google Meet in Gmail. Learn more2020-05-18
GmailGoogle Voice improvements: Use in Gmail and transfer calls. Learn more2020-06-01
GmailComing soon: Google Meet in Gmail on mobile. Learn more2020-06-15
GmailEdit Calendar events directly from Gmail and Docs. Learn more2020-06-22
GmailSpanish grammar suggestions now available in Google Docs and Gmail. Learn more2020-06-22
GmailNew quick settings help you optimize your Gmail layout. Learn more2020-06-22
GmailUse Gmail alongside other iOS apps with iPad Multitasking. Learn more2020-07-06
GmailMeet in Gmail on mobile now rolling out on iOS. Learn more2020-07-13
GmailComing soon: An integrated workspace in G Suite to help you make the most of your time. Learn more2020-07-13
GmailEnable the new integrated experience in G Suite across the web and Android. Learn more2020-08-31
GmailQuickly add a contact into a Gmail message on Android. Learn more2020-08-31
GmailGrant access to Drive files directly from Gmail. Learn more2020-10-19
GmailEnhancing Google Workspace Add-ons in Gmail with Compose-time functions. Learn more2020-10-12
Google ChatTalk to people outside of your domain in Google Chat. Learn more2020-05-18
Google ChatNew ASUS Google Meet Hardware starter kit and updated Meet compute system. Learn more2020-05-18
Google ChatMigrate your users from classic Hangouts to Google Chat, now available in Gmail. Learn more2020-06-01
Google ChatUse the new Google Chat app for fast and reliable communication. Learn more2020-05-25
Google ChatComing soon: manage Google Chat and classic Hangouts chat settings from one place in the Admin console. Learn more2020-06-22
Google ChatDark theme now available for Chat on Android and iOS. Learn more2020-07-27
Google ChatEnable the new integrated experience in G Suite across the web and Android. Learn more2020-08-31
Google ChatComing soon: See read receipts on direct messages in Google Chat. Learn more2020-08-31
Google ChatChanges to History on/off setting in Google Chat. Learn more2020-09-28
Google ChatSee read receipts on direct messages in Google Chat, now generally available. Learn more2020-10-05
Google ChatChanges to History on/off setting in Google Chat. Learn more2020-10-05
Google ChatChanges to Google Chat migration timeline. Learn more2020-10-12
Google ChatNew events in Google Chat audit logs. Learn more2020-10-26
Google MeetExtending availability of Google Meet advanced features to all customers through September 30, 2020. Learn more2020-04-06
Google MeetVideo conference anywhere with low-light mode for Google Meet on mobile. Learn more2020-04-27
Google MeetSave power by automatically turning off Google Meet hardware displays. Learn more2020-04-27
Google MeetPresent high-quality video and audio in Google Meet. Learn more2020-04-20
Google MeetSee up to 16 Google Meet participants at once with tiled layout. Learn more2020-04-27
Google MeetStart or join a Google Meet video meeting directly from Gmail. Learn more2020-04-27
Google MeetNew user setting to hide or show Google Meet in Gmail. Learn more2020-05-18
Google MeetComing soon: Google Meet in Gmail on mobile. Learn more2020-06-15
Google MeetManage Google Meet and classic Hangouts separately in the Admin console. Learn more2020-06-08
Google MeetImprovements to layouts in Google Meet. Learn more2020-06-08
Google Meet"Hey Google, join my meeting": G Suite meetings now supported on Nest Hub Max in beta. Learn more2020-06-22
Google MeetFilter out disruptive noise in Google Meet. Learn more2020-06-29
Google MeetAnonymous users will be blocked from Google Meet for G Suite for Education meetings by default. Learn more2020-07-13
Google MeetMeet in Gmail now rolling out on Android. Learn more2020-07-20
Google MeetSay “Hey Google” to do more with your voice on Google Meet hardware kits. Learn more2020-07-20
Google MeetBlock Google Meet participants from knocking again. Learn more2020-08-10
Google MeetEnable the new integrated experience in G Suite across the web and Android. Learn more2020-08-31
Google MeetCast Google Meet to your TV. Learn more2020-08-24
Google MeetNew look and feel for Google Meet mobile apps. Learn more2020-09-07
Google MeetIntroducing the Google Meet hardware Series One room kit. Learn more2020-09-14
Google MeetSee up to 49 people, including yourself, in Google Meet. Learn more2020-09-21
Google MeetHost collaborative brainstorms with new digital whiteboarding integration in Google Meet. Learn more2020-09-21
Google MeetGoogle Meet attendance reports available now for education meetings. Learn more2020-09-28
Google MeetFilter out disruptive noise in Google Meet, now on mobile. Learn more2020-09-28
Google MeetBlur your background in Google Meet. Learn more2020-09-28
Google MeetIncrease engagement with Q&A and polls in Google Meet. Learn more2020-09-28
Google MeetMake Google Meet or an add-on your default video conferencing option in Google Calendar. Learn more2020-10-12
Google MeetNew look and feel for the Google Meet Android mobile app. Learn more2020-10-05
Google MeetCreate breakout rooms for more engaged distance learning in Google Meet. Learn more2020-10-05
Google MeetDial into Google Meet from eight additional markets. Learn more2020-10-05
Google WorkspaceUpdate your Google Workspace mobile and desktop apps before August 12, 2020, to ensure they continue working. Learn more2020-08-17
Google WorkspaceIntroducing Google Workspace and a new set of offerings to better meet your needs. Learn more2020-10-05
Google WorkspaceEnhanced Support for Google Workspace now available. Learn more2020-10-26
GroupsNew Google Groups now generally available. Learn more2020-05-25
GroupsAutomatically see shared calendars associated with a Google Group when you join it. Learn more2020-08-03
GroupsManage groups programmatically with the Cloud Identity Groups API beta. Learn more2020-08-17
GroupsImproved mobile interface for new Groups. Learn more2020-08-24
GroupsUse service accounts with Google Groups APIs without domain-wide delegation. Learn more2020-08-24
GroupsAdding support for service accounts in Google Groups. Learn more2020-08-24
GroupsUse Collaborative Inboxes and labels in new Google Groups. Learn more2020-08-31
GroupsSecurity groups help manage groups used for security and access control. Learn more2020-08-31
GroupsNew Google Groups becoming the default for all users on September 15, 2020. Learn more2020-09-07
GroupsUpdated interface for managing Google Groups in the Admin console. Learn more2020-09-14
GroupsService accounts in Google Groups and with Groups API now generally available. Learn more2020-09-28
GroupsGroup membership expiration available in beta. Learn more2020-09-28
GroupsDynamic groups beta enables automatic group membership management. Learn more2020-09-28
GroupsNew Groups will become the only user experience beginning November 2, 2020. Learn more2020-10-12
GroupsUse new APIs to understand and audit group memberships. Learn more2020-10-05
GroupsStar favorite conversations in Google Groups. Learn more2020-10-05
IdentityEnhanced security for Windows 10 devices now generally available. Learn more2020-04-27
IdentityContext-Aware Access for SAML apps available in beta. Learn more2020-04-27
IdentityUpdated Admin console for 2-Step Verification and SSO for SAML controls. Learn more2020-05-18
IdentityUse group-based controls for LDAP client access permissions. Learn more2020-06-08
IdentityUse NFC and USB security keys natively on iOS devices. Learn more2020-06-01
IdentityStrengthening 2-Step Verification by showing phone prompts to more users. Learn more2020-06-15
IdentityProfile photo updates: Unified user photos and new admin controls. Learn more2020-08-24
IdentityManage groups programmatically with the Cloud Identity Groups API beta. Learn more2020-08-17
IdentityContext-Aware Access for SAML apps now generally available. Learn more2020-08-31
IdentitySee apps installed on managed Windows 10 devices. Learn more2020-09-21
JamboardHost collaborative brainstorms with new digital whiteboarding integration in Google Meet. Learn more2020-09-21
MigrationMigrate users and data between G Suite environments more easily. Learn more2020-09-21
Mobile managementDistribute certificates for mobile devices via MDM. Learn more2020-05-18
Mobile managementSimplify management of company-owned iOS devices with new Apple Business Manager integration. Learn more2020-07-20
Mobile managementNew device management API available in beta. Learn more2020-07-20
Mobile managementNew device management API now generally available. Learn more2020-08-31
Mobile managementGoogle Device Policy app ending support for iOS 10 soon. Learn more2020-09-14
Mobile managementManaged Android devices must upgrade to Android Device Policy by October 26, 2021. Learn more2020-10-12
Mobile managementStreamlined and intuitive app management in the Admin console with new unified experience. Learn more2020-10-19
SecurityNew data exfiltration protections for G Suite data on iOS devices. Learn more2020-04-27
SecurityBlock apps from accessing G Suite data with app access control. Learn more2020-07-20
SecurityNew beta adds IRM controls for DLP to help protect sensitive content in documents. Learn more2020-07-27
SecuritySecurity groups help manage groups used for security and access control. Learn more2020-08-31
SecurityFilter audit logs and usage reports by groups. Learn more2020-09-07
SecurityNew APIs to sign out users and control 2-Step Verification. Learn more2020-09-14
SecurityUse new APIs to understand and audit group memberships. Learn more2020-10-05
SecurityImproved malware protection for users in the Advanced Protection Program. Learn more2020-10-05
SecurityIntroducing data protection insights reports. Learn more2020-10-19
SheetsNew sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. Learn more2020-05-25
SheetsNew comment interface for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android. Learn more2020-06-08
SheetsNew document save status and offline indicator for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn more2020-06-08
SheetsConnected Sheets now generally available, replacing Sheets data connector. Learn more2020-06-29
SheetsDark theme now available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android. Learn more2020-07-06
SheetsNew chart axis customization in Google Sheets: tick marks, tick spacing, and axis lines. Learn more2020-07-20
SheetsNew chart text and number formatting options in Sheets. Learn more2020-07-20
SheetsCollaborate with people who are not using a Google account in Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites. Learn more2020-08-31
SheetsAutomate and expand Connected Sheets updates with new APIs, connections, and capabilities. Learn more2020-08-24
SheetsOffice editing on Android brings G Suite collaboration to Microsoft Office files. Learn more2020-09-07
SheetsDark theme now available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on iOS. Learn more2020-09-28
SheetsNew features to help improve and analyze data in Google Sheets. Learn more2020-10-05
SheetsGoogle Workspace Add-ons now generally available in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn more2020-10-19
SitesNew features for Google Sites: Templates, announcement banners, and access for children with Google Accounts. Learn more2020-04-20
SitesTimelines and tools for transition from classic to new Google Sites. Learn more2020-08-03
SitesCollaborate with people who are not using a Google account in Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites. Learn more2020-08-31
SlidesNew sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. Learn more2020-05-25
SlidesNew comment interface for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android. Learn more2020-06-08
SlidesNew document save status and offline indicator for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn more2020-06-08
SlidesDark theme now available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android. Learn more2020-07-06
SlidesReview presentations more quickly with new viewing interface on Google Slides Android app. Learn more2020-08-03
SlidesCollaborate with people who are not using a Google account in Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites. Learn more2020-08-31
SlidesAccess checker for Slides ensures inserted video and audio is playable. Learn more2020-08-24
SlidesOffice editing on Android brings G Suite collaboration to Microsoft Office files. Learn more2020-09-07
SlidesDark theme now available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on iOS. Learn more2020-09-28
SlidesGoogle Workspace Add-ons now generally available in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn more2020-10-19
TasksCreate and view tasks in the Google Calendar mobile apps. Learn more2020-09-28
VaultUse the Count API to estimate Vault API export sizes. Learn more2020-10-12
VoiceGoogle Voice now generally available in Canada. Learn more2020-05-04
VoiceGoogle Voice Improvements: Use in Gmail and transfer calls. Learn more2020-05-25
VoiceGoogle Voice improvements: Use in Gmail and transfer calls. Learn more2020-06-01
VoiceUse Google Voice and Google Fi, now with the same account. Learn more2020-06-22
VoiceRing groups in Google Voice now generally available. Learn more2020-08-03
VoiceAssign Google Voice numbers before a port is completed. Learn more2020-08-10
VoiceDark theme now available for Google Voice on iOS. Learn more2020-08-31