What’s new in Google Workspace (recent releases)

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

  1. Use the Narrow by filter to search by product.
  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)
AdminAdmin control for AppSheet now fully available. Learn more2021-03-01
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
Admin consoleImproving multiple domain setup in the Admin console. Learn more2020-11-30
Admin consoleControl access to AppSheet with a new Admin console setting. Learn more2020-12-07
Admin consoleTake actions on unmanaged users in bulk using the unmanaged user transfer tool. Learn more2020-12-07
Admin consoleAdding more data sources and new OU controls to the security investigation tool. Learn more2020-12-14
Admin consoleImproved mobile device management rules experience in the Admin console. Learn more2021-01-11
Admin consoleSecurity groups now generally available. Learn more2021-02-08
Admin consoleGroup membership expiration now generally available. Learn more2021-02-08
Admin consoleAutomatic group membership management with dynamic groups, now generally available. Learn more2021-02-15
Admin consoleMore notifications added to the alert center in Google Workspace. Learn more2021-02-15
Admin consoleNew Calendar admin privilege hierarchy in the Admin console. Learn more2021-02-15
Admin consoleLogin related audit events are now located in a single location in the Admin console. Learn more2021-03-15
Admin consoleUpdated design for the Admin console home page. Learn more2021-03-29
Admin consoleRestrict third-party API access to Google Workspace and end user data with new app access control. Learn more2021-04-05
Admin consoleNew Rules homepage in the Admin console make security simpler. Learn more2021-04-12
Apps ScriptUse the new Apps Script Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Script Editor. Learn more2020-12-07
AssistantAccess to Google Workspace core services from Google Assistant. Learn more2021-03-01
CalendarView your personal and work calendars together on Google Calendar with Android 11 work profile. Learn more2020-11-09
CalendarSchedule Google Calendar events from Google Chat. Learn more2020-11-09
CalendarSupport for multiple Exchange endpoints on Google Calendar. Learn more2020-11-16
CalendarNew Calendar admin privilege hierarchy in the Admin console. Learn more2021-02-15
CalendarAdding Google Chat, Google Calendar, and Jamboard to Google Workspace Essentials. Learn more2021-03-01
CalendarLet Google Calendar automatically book a replacement room for your events. Learn more2021-02-22
CalendarSign in to RSVP via hyperlinks in Google Calendar email invitations. Learn more2021-03-01
CalendarMore options for sharing your availability in Google Calendar. Learn more2021-03-08
CalendarSnooze Google Calendar desktop notifications. Learn more2021-03-15
CalendarGoogle Chat will automatically suggest 1:1 chat based on your Google Calendar. Learn more2021-03-15
CalendarSet up Google Meet breakout rooms ahead of meetings in Google Calendar. Learn more2021-03-22
CalendarBe informed when someone subscribes to email notifications of your Calendar. Learn more2021-04-05
ChatSee read receipts on direct messages in Google Chat, now generally available. Learn more2020-10-05
ChatChanges to History on/off setting in Google Chat. Learn more2020-10-05
ChatChanges to Google Chat migration timeline. Learn more2020-10-12
ChatNew events in Google Chat audit logs. Learn more2020-10-26
ChatSchedule Google Calendar events from Google Chat. Learn more2020-11-09
ChatSet your status as away in Google Chat in Gmail. Learn more2020-11-09
ChatPin conversations in Google Chat. Learn more2020-11-09
ChatRooms in Google Chat to be unthreaded by default starting November 16. Learn more2020-11-16
ChatChanges to Google Chat group conversations and classic Hangouts coming December 3, 2020. Learn more2020-11-30
ChatAdding Google Chat, Google Calendar, and Jamboard to Google Workspace Essentials. Learn more2021-03-01
ChatGoogle Chat will automatically suggest 1:1 chat based on your Google Calendar. Learn more2021-03-15
ChatReminder: Switch to the new desktop Google Chat app before March 30 2021. Learn more2021-03-08
ChatCustomize notification frequency with more options in Google Chat and Chat in Gmail. Learn more2021-03-22
ChatNew and improved Google Chat UI on the web. Learn more2021-03-22
ChromeBetter privacy when screen sharing with muted web notifications. Learn more2021-01-25
ClassroomGoogle for Education transformation reports window open, availability expanded worldwide. Learn more2020-11-02
ClassroomImproving originality reports in Google Classroom and Assignments to better detect potential plagiarism. Learn more2020-11-30
ContactsIncreasing shared external contact limit to 200,000 contacts. Learn more2020-12-07
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
DocsMention a user directly within a Google Doc. Learn more2020-10-26
DocsImprovements to PDFs imported to Google Docs. Learn more2020-11-30
DocsNew comment interface for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides rolling out to more devices. Learn more2020-11-30
DocsOffice editing mode now default from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens. Learn more2020-12-07
DocsSmart compose and spelling autocorrect available when adding comments in Google Docs. Learn more2021-01-04
DocsCreate and work with documents that contain multiple page orientations in Google Docs. Learn more2021-01-04
DocsSmart Compose in Google Docs available in French and Portuguese. Learn more2021-01-11
DocsImprovements for locating new comments and important conversations in Google Docs. Learn more2021-03-15
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
DriveOffice editing on iOS brings Google Workspace collaboration to Microsoft Office files. Learn more2020-11-23
DriveOffice editing mode is now the default editing mode for Office files in Drive on the web. Learn more2020-11-30
DriveNew comment interface for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides rolling out to more devices. Learn more2020-11-30
DriveImproving search in Google Drive on Android and iOS. Learn more2020-12-07
DriveUpdates on how to sync Google Drive content to your computer. Learn more2021-02-01
DriveLimit Google Drive sharing to specific groups with target audiences, now generally available. Learn more2021-02-15
DriveAdd files owned by suspended accounts to shared drives. Learn more2021-03-01
DriveNew ways to keep track of important notifications in Google Drive on mobile. Learn more2021-03-15
DriveFind files shared with you using updated search operators in Google Drive. Learn more2021-03-22
EducationIntroducing Google Workspace for Education. Learn more2021-02-15
EducationGoogle Workspace Education Plus admins can enable Google Meet recording for users with student licenses. Learn more2021-03-08
EducationAutomatically save your response progress in Google Forms: Beta available for Google Workspace for Education customers. Learn more2021-03-29
FormsAutomatically save your response progress in Google Forms: Beta available for Google Workspace for Education customers. Learn more2021-03-29
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
GmailSet your status as away in Google Chat in Gmail. Learn more2020-11-09
GmailView richer information about coworkers directly within the Gmail side panel. Learn more2020-11-23
GmailOpen Office attachments from Gmail in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides with one click. Learn more2020-12-07
GmailExpanding the Gmail delegate limit. Learn more2021-01-11
GmailResize the Chat and Rooms sections in Gmail on the web. Learn more2021-01-18
GmailPostmaster Tools API now available. Learn more2021-02-01
GmailEmail aliases now included in Gmail search results. Learn more2021-02-08
GmailEnhanced admin controls for Gmail IMAP. Learn more2021-03-01
GmailCustomize notification frequency with more options in Google Chat and Chat in Gmail. Learn more2021-03-22
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
Google WorkspaceChanges to Google Workspace storage policies starting June 1, 2021. Learn more2020-11-09
Google WorkspaceEnding support for IE11 for all Google Workspace apps. Learn more2020-12-07
Google WorkspaceReminder: Ending support for IE11 for all Google Workspace apps on March 15. Learn more2021-02-22
Google WorkspaceGoogle Workspace Frontline is now available. Learn more2021-03-22
Google WorkspaceAlternate runtimes makes it easier to build Google Workspace Add-ons, now generally available. Learn more2021-03-22
Google WorkspaceChanges to Google Workspace storage policies timeline. Learn more2021-04-05
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
GroupsCustom roles now available in new Groups. Learn more2020-11-09
GroupsIndirect membership visibility and membership hierarchy APIs now generally available. Learn more2021-01-25
GroupsSecurity groups now generally available. Learn more2021-02-08
GroupsGroup membership expiration now generally available. Learn more2021-02-08
GroupsAutomatic group membership management with dynamic groups, now generally available. Learn more2021-02-15
IdentityMake specific applications exempt from session length policy. Learn more2020-11-23
IdentityUse Secure LDAP to log into macOS with Google credentials. Learn more2020-12-07
IdentityDeploy and manage Google Credential Provider for Windows via the Admin console. Learn more2021-01-11
IdentityNew option to download third-party apps and domain wide delegation to CSV. Learn more2021-02-15
IdentityLogin related audit events are now located in a single location in the Admin console. Learn more2021-03-15
IdentityAutomate unmanaged account onboarding with the User Invitation API beta. Learn more2021-03-15
JamboardAdding Google Chat, Google Calendar, and Jamboard to Google Workspace Essentials. Learn more2021-03-01
JamboardVersion history now available for Jamboard on web. Learn more2021-03-08
MeetMake Google Meet or an add-on your default video conferencing option in Google Calendar. Learn more2020-10-12
MeetNew look and feel for the Google Meet Android mobile app. Learn more2020-10-05
MeetCreate breakout rooms for more engaged distance learning in Google Meet. Learn more2020-10-05
MeetDial into Google Meet from eight additional markets. Learn more2020-10-05
MeetReplace your background in Google Meet. Learn more2020-11-02
MeetAccept knocks in bulk in Google Meet. Learn more2020-11-16
MeetVirtually raise your hand to ask a question in Google Meet. Learn more2020-11-16
MeetBringing breakout rooms in Google Meet to more Google Workspace customers. Learn more2020-11-16
MeetImproving Google Meet attendance reports and making them available to more customers. Learn more2020-11-23
MeetChanges to Google Chat group conversations and classic Hangouts coming December 3, 2020. Learn more2020-11-30
MeetShare a Google Meet video call link in classic Hangouts. Learn more2020-12-07
MeetGoogle Meet hardware Series One now available. Learn more2020-12-07
MeetSome Google Meet settings now “sticky” for Education users. Learn more2020-12-07
MeetNew endpoint details view in Meet Quality Tool. Learn more2020-12-14
MeetAdditional language support for live captions in Google Meet. Learn more2020-12-14
MeetTurn Google Meet Quick access on or off from Google Calendar. Learn more2020-12-14
MeetNew tools to troubleshoot network and performance issues in Google Meet. Learn more2021-01-11
MeetControl background replacement in Google Meet with a new Admin setting. Learn more2021-01-25
MeetCheck your video and peripheral device quality before joining a Google Meet call. Learn more2021-02-01
MeetJoin a meeting with new options on the Google Meet landing page. Learn more2021-02-08
MeetDedicated Google Meet IP addresses for non-Google Workspace users traffic. Learn more2021-02-08
MeetChanges to information visibility in Meet quality tool, Meet audit log, and Reports API. Learn more2021-02-15
MeetMute all Google Meet participants at once. Learn more2021-03-01
MeetJoin Google Meet calls from third-party video conferencing systems more easily. Learn more2021-03-01
MeetNew Google Meet Global Dialing subscription expands telephony coverage for Meet. Learn more2021-03-08
MeetEnd a Google Meet video call for everyone at once. Learn more2021-03-08
MeetSee more video feeds in Google Meet. Learn more2021-03-15
MeetSet up Google Meet breakout rooms ahead of meetings in Google Calendar. Learn more2021-03-22
MeetAdditional language support for live captions in Google Meet on Android and iOS devices. Learn more2021-03-22
MeetNew Google Meet Hardware Admin console features: peripheral status, default volume, and static URLs. Learn more2021-04-12
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
Mobile managementIntroducing 2 BeyondCorp Alliance partner integrations for improved context-aware access. Learn more2020-11-02
Mobile managementGoogle Device Policy app ending support for iOS 10 soon. Learn more2020-12-28
Mobile managementImproved mobile device management rules experience in the Admin console. Learn more2021-01-11
Mobile managementNew option to block devices with basic management from accessing your organization’s data. Learn more2021-01-11
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
SecurityAdding more data sources and new OU controls to the security investigation tool. Learn more2020-12-14
SecurityNew option to block devices with basic management from accessing your organization’s data. Learn more2021-01-11
SecurityExpanding data regions coverage to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides user indices.Learn more2021-03-01
SecurityNew Assured Controls help support your information governance goals. Learn more2021-03-01
SecurityNew recommended DLP rules help protect sensitive data. Learn more2021-03-15
SecurityRestrict third-party API access to Google Workspace and end user data with new app access control. Learn more2021-04-05
SecurityNew Rules homepage in the Admin console make security simpler. Learn more2021-04-12
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
SheetsUse SmartFill to help automate data entry in Google Sheets. Learn more2020-11-02
SheetsNew comment interface for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides rolling out to more devices. Learn more2020-11-30
SheetsOffice editing mode now default from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens. Learn more2020-12-07
SheetsUse Macro Converter add-on to convert Microsoft Excel files with macros to Google Sheets. Learn more2020-12-07
SitesCustomize text style and appearance in Google Sites. Learn more2021-01-04
SitesAnchor image backgrounds in Google Sites. Learn more2021-03-01
SlidesGoogle Workspace Add-ons now generally available in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn more2020-10-19
SlidesAccess checker for Slides now checks permissions when you share with new users. Learn more2020-11-02
SlidesNew default video playback option in Google Slides. Learn more2020-11-02
SlidesNew comment interface for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides rolling out to more devices. Learn more2020-11-30
SlidesOffice editing mode now default from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens. Learn more2020-12-07
SlidesEasily locate the source file for embedded Drive video and audio files in Google Slides. Learn more2021-02-22
SlidesPresent with confidence with the improved presenter toolbar in Google Slides. Learn more2021-03-22
VaultUse the Count API to estimate Vault API export sizes. Learn more2020-10-12
VaultNew interface for Google Vault. Learn more2020-11-30
VaultVault for Google Voice now generally available. Learn more2020-12-07
VaultNew Google Vault interface will become the only experience starting on May 24, 2021. Learn more2021-03-01
VaultChanges to Google Drive search operators may alter your Google Vault search results. Learn more2021-03-22
VoiceVault for Google Voice now generally available. Learn more2020-12-07