Upcoming Google Workspace releases

Learn about the publicly announced products and features planned for Google Workspace. New items are added approximately every quarter, when launched features are removed from the list.

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Note: The list of releases is not an official commitment and is subject to change. Listed releases are not guaranteed to become generally available and may be modified from their current form. The table is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and French.

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.In development
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.In development
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.In development
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.In development
CalendarEmbed appointment booking pages in your websiteAppointment hosts can use embedded HTML to easily add their appointment booking page to a website. By pasting pre-generated code into their page’s HTML source, they can display available appointments in a calendar view and allow users to click through to book an appointment.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.In development
ChatWork Insights reporting for Chat & MeetProvides support for Google Chat and Meet in Work Insights. Work Insights surfaces metrics on adoption, work patterns, and collaboration across different Google Workspace apps.Launched. Learn more
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
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
ClassroomImprovements to notification experienceClassroom is updating notifications to allow users to configure how and when they receive updates from Classroom. Doing so helps teachers and students manage updates and alerts from their classes.Launched. Learn more
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
DocsOffice editing warning improvementsUsers see new notifications and warnings if they open a Microsoft Office formatted file in Office editing mode. The notifications help explain differences users might see and help them edit or restore content.Launched. Learn more
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.In development
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.In development
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.In development
DocsImproved support for opening multiple instances on AndroidUsers of Docs, Sheets and Slides get improved support to run 2 instances of the mobile app running side-by-side on a device. The 2 instances can be acted on independently and allows users to have separate views into their apps at the same time.Launched. Learn more
DocsInsert Maps’ chips in DocsLast year, we added the ability for users to insert a Google Maps’ chip by pasting a link. Now, users can insert Maps’ chips into Docs using the @ menu.Launched. Learn more
DriveImproved auditing capabilities across organizationsYou can audit when a file is copied by any user into an external shared drive. Audit logs are sent to the admins of both organizations. For example, if a Doc is copied by a user from Company A to Company B’s shared drive, the admins of both accounts can access the activity audit log.Launched. Learn more
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.In development
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.In development
DriveEnhanced expiring access controlsUsers can more easily add temporary editors to files. This feature improves upon existing expiring access capabilities by enabling users to set expiring access at share-time and add expiring editors to their files.In development
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.In development
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
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
GmailFind messages with new Inbox filtersGmail users have new filter chips in their Inbox for quickly filtering messages, such as by sender or date.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.In development
GmailGet personalized search suggestionsUsers get more accurate and personalized search suggestions through machine-learning models in Gmail.In development
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.In development
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 refinine their label searches.In development
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.In development
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.In development
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.In development
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
MeetUnmute temporarily to speak and mute back quickly in MeetUsers can press and hold the spacebar when they want to unmute and talk in a video meeting. Then, they can release the spacebar to go back to mute again. The feature is off by default for users.Launched. Learn more
MeetMirror modeExtends the display of Desk 27 and Board 65 onto an external HDMI device.In development
MeetWork Insights reporting for Chat & MeetProvides support for Google Chat and Meet in Work Insights. Work Insights surfaces metrics on adoption, work patterns, and collaboration across different Google Workspace apps.Launched. Learn more
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 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.In development
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.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.In development
SheetsInsert 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.In development
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.In development
SheetsCreate drop-down chips in SheetsQuickly create a drop-down in Sheets with custom formatting. If you point to or click a chip, you can see and change the selection or edit the choices.In development
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
SheetsImproved support for opening multiple instances on AndroidUsers of Docs, Sheets and Slides get improved support to run 2 instances of the mobile app running side-by-side on a device. The 2 instances can be acted on independently and allows users to have separate views into their apps at the same time.Launched. Learn more
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
SlidesInsert Layouts from Slide LibraryUsers can insert Layouts from the new Slide Library view by clicking +.In development
SlidesCreate on-brand presentations with Domain Slide LibraryUsers can create high-quality, on-brand slide content more easily and efficiently. Admins can distribute on-brand slide content to users across their organization from the Admin console to help with brand consistency and to jumpstart creation.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
SlidesDrop content into Slides from other apps on AndroidUsers can easily drag and drop text and image content from other apps into Slides.In development
SlidesImproved support for opening multiple instances on AndroidUsers of Docs, Sheets and Slides get improved support to run 2 instances of the mobile app running side-by-side on a device. The 2 instances can be acted on independently and allows users to have separate views into their apps at the same time.Launched. Learn more
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.In development
Work InsightsWork Insights reporting for Chat & MeetProvides support for Google Chat and Meet in Work Insights. Work Insights surfaces metrics on adoption, work patterns, and collaboration across different Google Workspace apps.Launched. Learn more
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