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)
AdminAdmin control for AppSheet now fully available. Learn more2021-03-01
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
Admin consoleAdmins will now be alerted when there is an issue with their Google Voice auto attendants or ring groups. Learn more2021-04-26
Admin consoleApply context-aware access policies to mobile and desktop applications. Learn more2021-04-26
Admin consoleNew options to control chat history in unthreaded Google Chat rooms. Learn more2021-05-10
Admin consoleSpecify which attributes are available for the Secure LDAP client. Learn more2021-05-03
Admin consoleAdditional admin controls for Google Voice ring groups. Learn more2021-05-03
Admin consoleAdditional tools for managing the transition from classic to new Google Sites. Learn more2021-05-10
Admin consoleNew iOS Data Protection setting protects data sharing between Google Workspace and personal Google accounts. Learn more2021-05-17
Admin consoleRestrict Google Drive for desktop to company owned devices, now generally available. Learn more2021-05-17
Admin consoleNew Meet Quality Tool support for failed join attempts. Learn more2021-05-31
Admin consoleLaunching a new online community for Google Workspace admins. Learn more2021-06-21
Admin consoleNew streamlined experience for managing users and domains in the Admin console. Learn more2021-06-21
Admin consoleEasily navigate through the Admin console using the updated left-hand navigation bar. Learn more2021-07-12
AssistantAccess to Google Workspace core services from Google Assistant. Learn more2021-03-01
AssistantUse Google Assistant on more devices. Learn more2021-07-12
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
CalendarUse Google Maps in the quick access side panel. Learn more2021-05-03
CalendarMore options to control which holidays show on your Calendar. Learn more2021-05-17
CalendarImportant changes to how the Google Calendar API manages and limits queries. Learn more2021-06-14
CalendarGoogle Chat will automatically suggest group chats based on your Google Calendar. Learn more2021-06-28
CalendarAllow users to receive shared calendars on mobile. Learn more2021-07-05
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
ChatNew options to control chat history in unthreaded Google Chat rooms. Learn more2021-05-10
ChatEvolving Rooms in Google Chat to Spaces to create a richer, more collaborative experience. Learn more2021-06-14
ChatImproved search in Google Chat. Learn more2021-06-21
ChatGoogle Chat will automatically suggest group chats based on your Google Calendar. Learn more2021-06-28
ChatNew and improved Google Chat user interface, now for everyone. Learn more2021-06-21
ChatSlash commands and dialogs now available for Google Chat bots. Learn more2021-07-12
ChatHangouts to Google Chat upgrade beginning August 16th, with option to opt-out. Learn more2021-07-19
ChromeBetter privacy when screen sharing with muted web notifications. Learn more2021-01-25
ClassroomSchool matches are available in originality reports for Education customers. Learn more2021-04-12
Cloud SearchUse Virtual Private Cloud Service Controls to create security perimeters around Google Cloud Search data. Learn more2021-04-19
Cloud SearchImprove Google Cloud Search results with Contextual Boost. Learn more2021-05-03
Cloud SearchEnhance Cloud Search results for PDFs containing images with Optical Character Recognition support. Learn more2021-05-17
Cloud SearchEnable audit logs for Google Cloud Search. Learn more2021-06-14
ContactsA new Google Contacts experience provides richer information about your colleagues and stakeholders. Learn more2021-06-21
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
DocsImproved suggestions when inserting links in Google Docs. Learn more2021-04-12
DocsAdd and manage four new types of citations in Google Docs. Learn more2021-04-26
Docs"Show Editors" provides more context on changes made in Google Docs. Learn more2021-05-03
DocsNew iOS Data Protection setting protects data sharing between Google Workspace and personal Google accounts. Learn more2021-05-17
DocsCreate and import documents that contain images above or behind text in Google Docs. Learn more2021-05-17
DocsPresent from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly to Google Meet. Learn more2021-05-17
DocsInsert smart chips for files and meetings, create checklists in Google Docs. Learn more2021-06-07
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
DriveChanges to Google Drive search operators may alter your Google Vault search results. Learn more2021-04-26
DriveNew iOS Data Protection setting protects data sharing between Google Workspace and personal Google accounts. Learn more2021-05-17
DriveRestrict Google Drive for desktop to company owned devices, now generally available. Learn more2021-05-17
DriveGet more control over how files can be shared with trust rules for Google Drive beta. Learn more2021-06-14
DriveEnhanced content classification and DLP with Drive labels beta. Learn more2021-06-14
DriveUpdate to some Google Drive file links, admin decision recommended before July 23, 2021. Learn more2021-06-21
DriveBackup and Sync users should begin transitioning to Drive for desktop. Learn more2021-07-12
DriveGoogle Workspace Business Starter and Frontline customers can now collaborate with people who are not using a Google account in Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites. Learn more2021-07-12
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
EducationAdding present and chat Meet safety locks for education users on mobile. Learn more2021-04-12
EducationGoogle for Education transformation reports window open, available worldwide. Learn more2021-05-03
FormsAutomatically save your response progress in Google Forms: Beta available for Google Workspace for Education customers. Learn more2021-03-29
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
GmailEmail threads with recipients outside your organization will be labeled "External". Learn more2021-04-26
GmailNew iOS Data Protection setting protects data sharing between Google Workspace and personal Google accounts. Learn more2021-05-17
GmailGmail exports in Vault now include a new CSV metadata file. Learn more2021-05-17
GmailSave photos from Gmail messages directly to Google Photos with a new “Save to Photos” button. Learn more2021-05-24
GmailVisual update to the Gmail search box. Learn more2021-06-21
GmailImproving email security with BIMI. Learn more2021-07-12
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
Google WorkspaceChanges to Google Workspace storage policies starting June 1, 2021. Learn more2021-05-31
Google WorkspaceUpdates to Google Workspace Public Status Dashboard and service status alerts. Learn more2021-07-19
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
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
IdentityEnhanced desktop security for Windows is now available for Google Workspace Business Plus customers. Learn more2021-07-12
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
KeepView more insights on Keep activity with a new API and audit logs. Learn more2021-05-24
KeepAdd a background image to Google Keep notes on mobile. Learn more2021-07-05
MarketplaceFind admin approved applications in the “Approved for you” section in the Google Workspace Marketplace. Learn more2021-06-07
MarketplaceAdmins can view more information about apps in the Google Workspace Marketplace before deploying to their users. Learn more2021-06-28
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
MeetAdding present and chat Meet safety locks for education users on mobile. Learn more2021-04-12
MeetQ&A and polls now available for Google Meet on mobile devices and tablets. Learn more2021-04-12
MeetGoogle Meet now gives you more space for content and control over layouts for a more flexible experience. Learn more2021-04-19
MeetControl your data usage and improve device performance with new data saver setting for Google Meet on mobile. Learn more2021-04-19
MeetCheck when your Google Meet meeting codes expire to ensure smooth future meeting experiences. Learn more2021-05-10
MeetGoogle Meet now gives you more space for content and control over layouts for a more flexible experience. Learn more2021-05-10
MeetPresent from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly to Google Meet. Learn more2021-05-17
MeetNew Meet Quality Tool support for failed join attempts. Learn more2021-05-31
MeetIntroducing gentle quality notifications with tailored recommendations and quick actions. Learn more2021-05-31
MeetUpdated rollout information for the new Google Meet user experience, new option to revert to the legacy experience. Learn more2021-05-31
MeetOption to replace your background in Google Meet is now available on Android. Learn more2021-06-07
MeetReplace your background with a video in Google Meet. Learn more2021-06-14
MeetNew admin settings to control who can join your organization's Google Meet calls, and which calls your users can join. Learn more2021-06-14
MeetTLS support for Google Meet. Learn more2021-06-28
MeetImprovements to Hand Raise in Google Meet, including automatic hand lowering, better notifications, and more. Learn more2021-06-28
MeetExpanding Google Meet visual refresh to Meet hardware portfolio. Learn more2021-06-28
MeetBackground noise reduction in Google Meet now available to more users and turning on by default. Learn more2021-06-28
MeetEnhancing live streams in Google Meet with captions and cross-domain live streams. Learn more2021-07-12
MeetReplace your background in Google Meet, now on iOS. Learn more2021-07-12
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
Mobile managementGoogle Device Policy app ending support for iOS 11 soon. Learn more2021-05-10
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
SecurityUse Virtual Private Cloud Service Controls to create security perimeters around Google Cloud Search data. Learn more2021-04-19
SecurityApply context-aware access policies to mobile and desktop applications. Learn more2021-04-26
SecuritySpecify which attributes are available for the Secure LDAP client. Learn more2021-05-03
SecurityNew iOS Data Protection setting protects data sharing between Google Workspace and personal Google accounts. Learn more2021-05-17
SecurityEnhanced content classification and DLP with Drive labels beta. Learn more2021-06-14
SecurityStronger data security and privacy with Google Workspace Client-side encryption beta. Learn more2021-06-14
SecurityEnhanced desktop security for Windows is now available for Google Workspace Business Plus customers. Learn more2021-07-12
SheetsMore ways to work with and analyze BigQuery data using Connected Sheets. Learn more2021-04-19
SheetsMore options for customizing a charts line and fill styling in Google Sheets. Learn more2021-05-03
SheetsNew iOS Data Protection setting protects data sharing between Google Workspace and personal Google accounts. Learn more2021-05-17
SheetsPresent from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly to Google Meet. Learn more2021-05-17
SheetsNew ways to discover and navigate comments in Google Sheets. Learn more2021-06-14
SheetsScheduled refresh improvements for Connected Sheets now generally available. Learn more2021-07-05
SitesCustomize text style and appearance in Google Sites. Learn more2021-01-04
SitesAnchor image backgrounds in Google Sites. Learn more2021-03-01
SitesGoogle Vault now supports Google Sites. Learn more2021-04-26
SitesAdditional tools for managing the transition from classic to new Google Sites. Learn more2021-05-10
SitesReminder: Website creation in classic Google Sites will no longer be available starting May 15, 2021. Learn more2021-05-10
SitesUse the Classic Sites Manager to download archived backups and control editing of sites in bulk. Learn more2021-06-21
SitesUse custom templates in new Google Sites for consistent structure and design for your sites. Learn more2021-07-19
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
SlidesNew iOS Data Protection setting protects data sharing between Google Workspace and personal Google accounts. Learn more2021-05-17
SlidesPresent from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly to Google Meet. Learn more2021-05-17
Slides“Master” view in Google Slides renamed to “Theme Builder”. Learn more2021-05-24
TasksEdit details in line with Google Tasks on the web. Learn more2021-04-26
TasksGoogle Tasks now available in Google Workspace Essentials and Enterprise Essentials. Learn more2021-07-12
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
VaultGoogle Vault now supports Google Sites. Learn more2021-04-26
VaultChanges to Google Drive search operators may alter your Google Vault search results. Learn more2021-04-26
VaultGmail exports in Vault now include a new CSV metadata file. Learn more2021-05-17
VaultNew Google Vault interface will become the only experience starting on May 24, 2021. Learn more2021-05-17
VoiceAdmins will now be alerted when there is an issue with their Google Voice auto attendants or ring groups. Learn more2021-04-26
VoiceAdditional admin controls for Google Voice ring groups. Learn more2021-05-03
VoiceGoogle Voice is now available in Belgium. Learn more2021-06-07
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