Upcoming Google Workspace releases

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Learn about the publicly announced products and features planned for Google Workspace. New items are added approximately every quarter, and launched features are removed from the list. Listed releases aren't guaranteed to become generally available and might be modified from their current form. Additionally, the list of upcoming releases is not:

  • A comprehensive list of all upcoming launches. For a comprehensive view of upcoming launches, contact your Google account representative.
  • An official commitment and is subject to change. 

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ProductFeatureFeature descriptionStatus
Admin consoleGoogle Workspace Search historyWe’re removing the Web & App Activity admin control and introducing a new end-user control specific to Google Workspace search. When enabled, users have access to quicker and more relevant search results.Launched
Admin consoleCarbon Footprint for Google WorkspaceCarbon Footprint for Google Workspace reports the gross emissions of using Google Workspace, so that everyone can track the emissions impact of using tools such as Meet, Gmail, Docs, and more.In development
Admin consoleGet help in the Admin consoleYou can see contextual recommendations from the help center without leaving the Admin console. You can learn about specific features, find what to do, and confirm if you’re following the right process, making it easier to resolve issues without having to contact support.Launched
Admin consoleRisk-based reauthentication in Admin consoleYou're protected from hijackers accessing the Google Admin console with periodic risk-based reauthentication when you try to sign in to the Admin console.Launched. Learn more
Admin consoleBulk configuration of third-party applicationsYou can bulk configure third-party applications’ app access control settings using CSV file uploads.In development
Admin consoleApp badges for third-party applicationsMake informed decisions about the use of third-party applications in the Admin console.In development
Admin consoleRole assignments for groupsYou can assign roles to groups, such as a security group.In development
Admin consoleMeet & Zoom device interoperabilityAdds support for Meet and Zoom interoperability in two directions. First, between Meet hardware devices and Zoom meetings, and secondly, between Zoom Rooms and Meet calls. Doing so allows greater flexibility for Meet and Zoom users, enabling conference room devices to join calls hosted outside of their regular VC platform. Both scheduled join and join via meeting is supported, in addition to no-knock joining.Launched. Learn more
AppSheetEmail autocompletionApp users can start typing someone's email address and see a selection of their contacts. Support is limited to Google Workspace users.In development
AppSheetGoogle Directory integrationAllow AppSheet to programmatically pull data from Google Directory APIs. Powers features such as email autocomplete in the app editor and allows you to create apps that use their own directories as data sources.In development
AssignmentsAssignments audit logs in Admin consoleUse Assignments audit data to see activity on your domain and quickly get to the root of Assignments-related issues, such as seeing who removed a student from a class and when assignment files were created and submitted.Launched. Learn more
CalendarInsert Calendar events to Sheets with smart chipsSheets users have new smart chips for quickly adding Calendar events. By entering @, users can search for events from Calendar and insert them directly as chips. The chips display the event name and have an actionable hover card.Launched. Learn more
ChatUse conversation summaries to quickly catch up in SpacesCatch up quickly through automatically generated summaries of your conversations in Spaces. Conversation summaries help users quickly catch up, prioritize, and manage their attention at work.Launched. Learn more
ClassroomElevate data sync roster import from Student Information Systems (SIS)(International) Enables you to create classes and add student rosters at scale. Available in beta to Japan, Canada, UK/Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and LuxembourgIn development
ClassroomCreate interactive assignments with real-time feedback and autogradingEducators can turn teaching content into interactive, autograding assignments with practice sets. Students get real-time feedback, including visual explainers and video hints to help with concepts, and fun animations for correct answers. Saves time on manual grading, helps identify content that needs more in-class time, and supports independent learning.In development
ClassroomGrading categories for grade exportTeachers can include grading category information when exporting assignments to their student information system (SIS). Teachers don’t need to manually change the category directly in their SIS, which can be tedious and error prone.In development
Directory SyncAuto-refresh updated groupsIf the names of any groups in the user sync scope of a Directory Sync configuration are changed in Active Directory, they’re automatically updated in the configuration. If those groups are deleted in Active Directory, their names are highlighted in red in the configuration.In development
Directory SyncPlace synced users in a selected organizational unitDirectory Sync admins can place synced users in an existing organizational unit in Google Cloud directory, allowing you to manage policies based on organizational unit in Google Workspace or Chrome Enterprise. If the user is moved to other organizational units after a sync, you can enforce the mapping in the identity sync configuration and undo the movements in a subsequent sync.In development
Directory SyncSync from up to 50 Active Directory forests or domainsYou can set up a sync from up to 50 Active Directory forests or domains.In development
Directory SyncCloud-based Directory Sync to bolster co-existence and seamless sync from Active DirectoryIntroducing an agentless solution for syncing with multiple Active Directory domains using Cloud VPN or Cloud InterConnect connection. You can sync users and groups in complex AD configurations, such as multiple AD forests.In beta. Learn more
Directory SyncEnsure seamless user sync from Active Directory groups based on validated GroupIDsUsers are synced from Active Directory groups based on their GroupIDs, rather than by names. Doing so ensures more seamless and reliable syncing, especially if user groups in Active Directory are renamed. Also, while defining the user scope for the sync, you can verify the group names and correct any typos.In development
DocsSelect any color with eyedropper toolUsers can select any color using the new eyedropper tool in the color palette. Available in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.In development
DocsAssigning tasks from documentsUsers with edit access to a document can assign a checklist item and have the item show up in the assignee’s personal Tasks list.Launched. Learn more
DocsExpand and collapse content in DocsUsers can expand and collapse sections in their documents, making it possible to hide portions of documents for clarity.In development
DocsFormat & display code in DocsUsers can easily format and display code in documents. Currently, Docs collaborators who want to present code have to paste code in the document and then manually apply styles by highlighting syntax, indentations, new lines, and spaces. Docs will follow industry standards for rendering code blocks.Launched. Learn more
DocsFull mouse support for Android appDocs Android app users get full mouse support.In development
DocsGet grammar suggestions in GermanUsers with German as their document language see grammar correction suggestions.Launched. Learn more
DocsMeeting notes enhancementsMeeting notes, part of the Smart Canvas efforts, enables contextual actions in meeting notes. This update includes meeting notes for recurring meetings, and the ability to email meeting notes.In development
DocsSimplifying accessibility settingsWe recently announced more customization for accessibility settings in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings. We’re consolidating the Docs settings for screen reader and braille support into a single setting. With this change, assistive-technology users have an improved user experience with better support for screen reader settings and shortcuts.In development
DocsAdd variables to easily reuse document structuresDocs users can add variables to help more easily reuse documents that are nearly identical in structure but have different recipients or circumstances. Doing so streamlines the creation of items, such as invoices, that are the same document structurally but with client dependent variations.In development
DocsCreate custom building blocks in DocsWith the new Smart canvas feature in Docs, users can save content in a Doc as custom building blocks which can be reused in other Docs. These building blocks can capture custom email drafts, meeting note templates, pitches, product descriptions, and more.In development
DocsAdd third-party chipsUsing the @ key, users can insert chips into documents that are linked to third-party data sources.In development
DocsAdd a stopwatch chipUsers can insert a stopwatch chip into Docs. Once inserted, users can start, stop, and reset the stopwatch.In development
DocsAdd emoji reactions to existing commentsUsers can add emoji reactions to existing comments in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.In development
DocsEasily see collaborator widgets on tabletsOn tablets, users can see the list of collaborator avatars in the app bar, instead of having to go to the overflow menu.Launched. Learn more
DocsDrive spam viewDrive users who receive spammy or abusive content have a dedicated location within Drive for hosting unwanted shares, which unsubscribes the user and prevents further notifications. Automatic classifiers redirect files that Drive strongly suspects to be unwanted to spam, and Drive users can manually move files in and out of spam. If a file resides spam for over 30 days, it is permanently removed.In development
DriveIRM for Drive DLPEnable IRM (Information Rights Management, also called Disable Copy, Download, and Print) enforcement as a data loss prevention (DLP) remediation action for Drive files. Enables you to enforce IRM settings on all documents that match DLP policies.In development
DriveCreate more flexible sharing boundaries with Drive trust rulesAllows you to have more flexible and granular sharing policies to control both internal and external sharing. For example, ensure that engineers in your organization can’t share outside their department. Or, share only with a specific organizational unit or group share with external users.In beta. Learn more
DriveDrive Approvals–AndroidUsers can request one or more users to grant approval on a Drive item. An approver can comment, approve, or decline a request. This feature is already available for Drive on the web and will be available on the Drive Android app.Launched. Learn more
DriveDrive Approvals–iOSUsers can request one or more users to grant approval on a Drive item. An approver can comment, approve, or decline a request. This feature is already available for Drive on the web and will be available on the Drive iOS app.Launched. Learn more
DriveFilter chips in Drive on the webMaking it easier for users to filter and narrow down the files they're looking for using similar tools to search. The filter chips appear across folders, My Drive, and recent and starred views.In development
DriveDrive Android file pickerThe Drive file picker screen is shown when a user needs to choose a file or folder in the Drive Android app. For example, if a user wants to insert a Drive file into an email or move a file from one folder to another. We're making it simpler to find recently-viewed Drive items and see what other storage locations are available.In development
DriveFree-hand annotationWe’re adding the ability to use a finger or a stylus to freely write annotations on a file shown in the Drive Android file preview screen. The annotations can be saved to the file if it’s a PDF, or an annotated PDF copy of the file can be made.In development
DriveGet title suggestions in the Drive Android app file scannerBy using Drive's machine learning abilities, Drive can understand what type of document a user is trying to scan and suggest a relevant title for the document without needing any input from the user.In development
DriveImproving drag & drop support for the Drive Android appUsers are able to drag and drop between 2 instances of the Drive Android app that are open side-by-side on their device (when both instances are logged into the same account).In development
DriveKeep track of important notifications in Drive on iOSUsers on iOS can view their most important notifications and tasks from a centralized location in Drive (already available on Android). The notification center helps users find important notifications, making it easier to track items from within Drive, rather than relying on email notifications to track tasks.In development
DriveOptimizing the Drive Android app for foldable mobile device positionsWith the increase in availability of foldable mobile devices, we want to make sure Drive is taking advantage of the unique capabilities of foldables. Drive will intelligently respond to what position the foldable device is in and show the most helpful format for that position.In development
DriveOptimizing the Drive Android app for tablet displaysWe’re improving the Drive mobile experience on Android tablets. Introducing changes and fixes to make sure the Drive app takes full advantage of the additional screen space that tablets provide.In development
DriveUse dark mode in the Drive iOS appDrive iOS users now have the ability to toggle on dark mode, making the app more comfortable to look at in low-light settings.Launched
DriveUse separate instances of the Drive Android app to manage multiple accountsIntroducing Drive multi-account support. A user can have 2 instances of the Drive mobile app running side-by-side on a single device and each instance showing the content of a different Google Account. The 2 instances can be acted on independently. A user can preview a file in one instance of the app while navigating through their folder hierarchy in the other instance.In development
DriveFile owner notifications for appeal decisionsWhen a file is restricted, the owner can request a review (appeal) of the verdict. The file owner is notified via email of the decision made during the review.In development
DriveSet access expiration & provide temporary access to files on AndroidUsers of Drive on Android can set an expiration date when they share the file, and provide temporary editor access to files in My Drive. Doing so makes it easier for users to control access appropriately.In development
DriveDrive spam viewDrive users who receive spammy or abusive content have a dedicated location within Drive for hosting unwanted shares, which unsubscribes the user and prevents further notifications. Automatic classifiers redirect files that Drive strongly suspects to be unwanted to spam, and Drive users can manually move files in and out of spam. If a file resides spam for over 30 days, it is permanently removed.In development
FormsSelect any color with eyedropper toolUsers can select any color using the new eyedropper tool in the color palette. Available in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.In development
GmailView related results for queries with no resultsGmail users can view related results for queries with no results and improve query formulation by reviewing missing terms and suggestions for the query.Launched. Learn more
GmailGet personalized search suggestionsUsers get more accurate and personalized search suggestions through machine-learning models in Gmail.Launched. Learn more
GmailGmail unified view complete migrationUsers are migrated to the new Gmail view, which provides a unified experience for accessing email, Chat, and video meetings more efficiently and with fewer distractions.Launched. Learn more
GmailSearch within labels on mobileIn the Gmail mobile apps, users can search messages from within a label to return results that have the label. They can also use search chips to refine their label searches.Launched. Learn more
GmailView best search results firstGmail users can now see the top search results based on the best matches to their search query in reverse chronological order. Find what you’re looking for at the top of the list.In development
Google Cloud Directory SyncGoogle Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS) has the latest version of Apache Log4j 2 utilityGCDS version 4.7.18 (the on-premises software) isn’t affected by the security vulnerabilities identified in the open-source Apache Log4j 2 and Log4j 1.x utilities. However, a new version of GCDS has the library Log4j upgraded to the latest version.Launched. Learn more
IdentityRole assignments for groupsYou can assign roles to groups, such as a security group.In development
IdentityGoogle Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS) has the latest version of Apache Log4j 2 utilityGCDS version 4.7.18 (the on-premises software) isn’t affected by the security vulnerabilities identified in the open-source Apache Log4j 2 and Log4j 1.x utilities. However, a new version of GCDS has the library Log4j upgraded to the latest version.Launched. Learn more
MeetReactions (non-verbal communication) in MeetUsers can communicate in real time in meetings with nonverbal reactions. Reactions contain a limited number of emojis to support fundamental non-verbal communication and enable users to express themselves without disturbing the meeting.Launched. Learn more
MeetAdd custom meeting backgrounds for your organizationYou can upload a set of default image backgrounds for use in Meet's background replace feature.In development
MeetMeet performance improvementsImproving the performance of Meet in Chrome across the board to reduce power requirements on Chrome OS, MacOS, and Windows. Enabling support for larger meetings and lower-powered end devices.In development
MeetClient-side encryption (with customer key management)Offering client-side encryption (also called E2EE) that meeting hosts can opt into. The session key is supplied by a key management server (separate third-party software required) and isn’t shared with Google. Google's data center services can’t read or run server-side processing on the meeting media.Launched. Learn more
MeetPresent Slides from MeetNow presenters can see their content, controls, and audience all in one place while presenting with Slides in Meet. After initiating a presenting session from the new Meet menu in Slides, a user can control that presentation directly from within the Meet tab.Launched. Learn more
MeetGoogle Meet Live Sharing Android SDKAllows users to share live app content with each other through the power of Google Meet. Developers can integrate with this SDK to enable the functionality on Android.In development
MeetInstant Self Check in Green Room–WebUsers in Google Meet who are using the green room can instantly check what peripherals are available and connected. If there’s a problem, they’ll be able to see it before they join and easily switch to other peripherals.In development
MeetLive transcript in MeetMeet users can see a live transcript during a meeting. The transcript can be paused or stopped at any time. After the meeting, the transcript is saved to the meeting organizer’s Drive, where it can be shared, reviewed, and commented on.In development
MeetMirror modeExtends the display of Desk 27 and Board 65 onto an external HDMI device.In development
MeetMeet & Zoom device interoperabilityAdds support for Meet and Zoom interoperability in two directions. First, between Meet hardware devices and Zoom meetings, and secondly, between Zoom Rooms and Meet calls. Doing so allows greater flexibility for Meet and Zoom users, enabling conference room devices to join calls hosted outside of their regular VC platform. Both scheduled join and join via meeting is supported, in addition to no-knock joining.Launched. Learn more
MeetImproved image quality in poor lightingMeet users get improved image quality in poor lighting conditions through the use of machine learning.In development
MeetNoise removal for phone participantsMeeting participants who join by phone have background noise removed from their audio. The update makes it easier to hear and understand phone participants. It also removes disturbing or unwanted sounds from the meeting.In development
MeetTranslated captionsBuilding on the existing translated captions functionality, users are able to translate from French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish to English. We continue to invest in language capabilities to further increase inclusion and accessibility for our users.Launched. Learn more
Meet hardwareMeet & Zoom device interoperabilityAdds support for Meet and Zoom interoperability in two directions. First, between Meet hardware devices and Zoom meetings, and secondly, between Zoom Rooms and Meet calls. Doing so allows greater flexibility for Meet and Zoom users, enabling conference room devices to join calls hosted outside of their regular VC platform. Both scheduled join and join via meeting is supported, in addition to no-knock joining.Launched. Learn more
Meet hardwareMirror modeExtends display of Desk 27 and Board 65 to an external HDMI deviceIn development
Meet hardwareAvocor Board 65Designed to bring teams together for more efficient, equitable, and intuitive collaboration, the Google Meet Series One Board 65 by Avocor provides meeting equity for teams that are in-person and remote.In development
SecurityIRM for Drive DLPEnable IRM (Information Rights Management, also called Disable Copy, Download, and Print) enforcement as a data loss prevention (DLP) remediation action for Drive files. Enables you to enforce IRM settings on all documents that match DLP policies.In beta
SecurityCreate more flexible sharing boundaries with Drive trust rulesAllows you to have more flexible and granular sharing policies to control both internal and external sharing. For example, ensure that engineers in your organization can’t share outside their department. Or, share only with a specific organizational unit or group share with external users.In beta. Learn more
SecurityRisk-based reauthentication with verification promptUsers are protected against hijackers doing sensitive actions in their account. Risk-assessed actions, such as changing the name on an account or viewing saved passwords, are protected by requiring reauthentication.Launched. Learn more
SecurityControl third-party app access using AACBlock third-party applications accessing Google Workspace data at a domain level using Application Access Control (AAC). The feature provides you with more granular controls enabling blocking application access at an organizational unit level.In development
SecurityDrive spam viewDrive users who receive spammy or abusive content have a dedicated location within Drive for hosting unwanted shares, which unsubscribes the user and prevents further notifications. Automatic classifiers redirect files that Drive strongly suspects to be unwanted to spam, and Drive users can manually move files in and out of spam. If a file resides spam for over 30 days, it is permanently removed.In development
SheetsExplore Looker data using Connected SheetsInteractively explore data from LookML models through the familiar Sheets interface, using Connected Sheets. Users have access to governed data from 50+ databases supported by Looker. Exploration is intuitive, and views, fields, and measures present the same Looker. Use Looker data through Connected Sheets in PivotTables, charts, formulas, and more. In development
SheetsManage your team’s work in timeline viewUsers can track and visualize projects with a new interactive timeline option in Sheets. The new visual layer displays project information stored in Sheets along a timeline, which will help manage projects and tasks like marketing campaigns, project milestones, and cross-team collaborations.Launched. Learn more
SheetsInsert Calendar events in Sheets with smart chipsSheets users have new smart chips for quickly adding Calendar events. By entering @, users can search for events from Calendar and insert them directly as chips. The chips display the event name and have an actionable hover card.Launched. Learn more
SheetsAdd file chips in SheetsUsers can quickly add files into Sheets with smart chips. They can search for files from Google Drive and insert them directly as chips (with the file name displayed) and an actionable hover card. Users can also convert existing Docs, Sheets, and Slides file URLs from the link preview.Launched
SheetsSheets link previewUsers can see Drive and public link previews in the Sheets app on Android. Users can now make more informed decisions when clicking a link. This feature is already available for the web.In development
SheetsSelect any color with eyedropper toolUsers can select any color using the new eyedropper tool in the color palette. Available in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.In development
SheetsAdd emoji reactions to existing commentsUsers can add emoji reactions to existing comments in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.In development
SheetsEasily see collaborator widgets on tabletsOn tablets, users can see the list of collaborator avatars in the app bar, instead of having to go to the overflow menu.Launched. Learn more
SheetsDrive spam viewDrive users who receive spammy or abusive content have a dedicated location within Drive for hosting unwanted shares, which unsubscribes the user and prevents further notifications. Automatic classifiers redirect files that Drive strongly suspects to be unwanted to spam, and Drive users can manually move files in and out of spam. If a file resides spam for over 30 days, it is permanently removed.In development
SheetsUpdated data validation sidebar & dropdown chipsQuickly create a drop-down in Sheets with custom formatting, which looks like other smart chips across Docs and Sheets. Point to chip to see, change and edit the selection. We've also modified the workflow for creating and managing data validation rules in Sheets. Users can view and edit rules, see all rules in a Sheet, and create rules from a sidebar. Launched. Learn more
SheetsEnhanced drag & drop options in the Sheets Android appSheets users on Android have more drag & drop options with the ability to drag, copy, and share charts and images.In development
SlidesPresent Slides from MeetPresenters can see their content, controls, and audience in one place while presenting with Slides in Meet. After initiating a presenting session from the new Meet menu in Slides, a user can control that presentation directly from within the Meet tab. Users can also present Slides directly from a Meet call, and control their presentation from the Meet tab.In development
SlidesSupport for large PowerPoint files in Office Editing modeUsers can open PowerPoint files up to 300 MB, allowing them to make edits in Office editing mode that get saved to the file in Drive.In development
SlidesSelect any color with eyedropper toolUsers can select any color using the new eyedropper tool in the color palette. Available in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.In development
SlidesAdd emoji reactions to existing commentsUsers can add emoji reactions to existing comments in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.In development
SheetsEasily see collaborator widgets on tabletsOn tablets, users can see the list of collaborator avatars in the app bar, instead of having to go to the overflow menu.Launched. Learn more
SheetsDrag content from Slides into other apps on AndroidAndroid users are able to easily drag text and image content from Slides into other apps.In development
SlidesDrive spam viewDrive users who receive spammy or abusive content have a dedicated location within Drive for hosting unwanted shares, which unsubscribes the user and prevents further notifications. Automatic classifiers redirect files that Drive strongly suspects to be unwanted to spam, and Drive users can manually move files in and out of spam. If a file resides spam for over 30 days, it is permanently removed.In development
TasksAssigning tasks from documentsUsers with edit access to a document can assign a checklist item and have that item show up in the assignee’s personal Tasks list.Launched. Learn more
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