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 consoleControl access to experimental appsUse the new control to grant or deny users access to multiple additional services that are new or experimental and don’t have individual access controls. Experimental apps governed by this control are only available to users 18 years or older.In development
Admin consoleSearch 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
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.In development
ChatComprehensive shared-file search across Gmail and ChatUsers can search in a single place to find files shared across Google Workspace services. When you search for files in Gmail or Chat, you are able to see files shared using email, Chat, Spaces, and Drive. Find the files you’re looking for without having to perform multiple searches or remember where you received the item.In development
ClassroomClassroom app integrations with third-party EdTech toolsWe’re extending the Classroom UI experience with third-party content and tools. Developers can publish and distribute Classroom add-ons in the Google Workspace Marketplace. You can deploy and manage these tools so teachers and students can access everything in one place without having to navigate numerous accounts.In development
ClassroomCreate interactive assignments with real-time feedback and autogradingEducators can turn their teaching content into interactive, autograding assignments with Practice sets. Students get real-time feedback, including visual explainers and video hints when they need help with a concept, and fun animations when they get an answer correct.In development
ContactsShareable profile linksUsers can share profile links with each other in Contacts. The links are both human-readable and modifiable. For example, use the link contacts.google.com/member@example.com to find profile information for member@example.com and share the link with others in the organization.Launched. Learn more
DocsMeet within Google Docs, Sheets, and SlidesCollaborators can now meet to work with others on a document, inside that document. When collaborating in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, users can join or start a meeting from that document. Once in a meeting, users can also transfer a call back and forth between the sidebar experience in Docs and the full Google Meet window.Launched. Learn more
DocsPageless formatThe existing page-based format in Docs imposes limitations on the horizontal space available to content types, such as tables and images. The pageless format removes the notion of pages for uninterrupted editing and consumption.Launched. Learn more
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.In development
DocsPage break before paragraph on mobileUsers are able to add a Page break before style to paragraphs in Docs on mobile. The feature improves imports and exports from Microsoft Word documents that have Page break before applied.Launched. Learn more
DocsGet emoji optionsAdd emojis to Smart Reply options in Doc comments.Launched. Learn more
DocsTake action on multiple text selectionsUsers can make multiple selections of text in Docs at once. When selected, they can delete, insert, cut, copy, paste, or format and have those actions apply to all selected text.Launched. Learn more
DriveOffline syncing for opened Office documentsMicrosoft Office files are included in offline sync on desktops. Users can work offline with Office files which have not been explicitly pinned but are relevant to their current activity. The change only applies to files that have already been opened in Office editing mode.Launched. Learn more
DriveCut, copy, and paste Drive files with keyboard shortcutsUsers can move, copy, and organize their Drive files more easily using familiar keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + X, Ctrl + C, and Ctrl + V.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.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 development
GmailView best search results firstGmail now presents the top search results based on the best matches to your search query, in addition to showing all results in reverse chronological order. Find what you’re looking for at the top of the list.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
GmailSearch in the new unified viewSearch is updated for the new unified experience in Gmail, allowing you to search effectively within different communication channels. Search will start with emails and chats and expand to other areas in the future, making it easier to find what you need.In development
GmailImproving experience for queries with no resultsGmail shows related results for queries with no results along with better query formulation by identifying missing terms and suggesting related queries to the user.In development
GmailImproved Gmail suggestionsGmail has more accurate and contextual search suggestions with better personalization through machine learning models.In development
GmailGmail layoutsSend more professional emails using email layouts with customizable branding, colors, and images. Ideal for newsletters, announcements, and email marketing.In development
GmailComprehensive shared-file search across Gmail and ChatUsers can search in a single place to find files shared across Google Workspace services. When you search for files in Gmail or Chat, you are able to see files shared using email, Chat, Spaces, and Drive. Find the files you’re looking for without having to perform multiple searches or remember where you received the item.In development
GmailGmail unified view opt outUsers are defaulted into the new Gmail view that provides a unified experience for accessing their email, chat, and video meetings. The new view is enabled by default, though users have the option to opt out and revert to Gmail’s original view.Launched. Learn more
GmailStorage limit notificationsUsers receive notifications if they’re out of storage and guidance on how to clean up or request more space. They’ll also learn about how low storage can impact Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Drawings, Forms, Jamboard files, and Meet functionality. As an admin, you receive notifications and options as you approach your organization’s storage limits.In development
Google WorkspaceClassroom add-onsWe’re extending the Classroom UI experience beyond its own environment with third-party content and tools. Developers can publish Classroom app integrations into the Google Workspace Marketplace, and you can install and allowlist these add-ons. This helps teachers and students access everything they need in one place.In development
Google Workspace MigrateMigration support for shared drive subfolder sharingAllows you to preserve sharing rights for additional users when migrating subfolders to shared drives.Launched. Learn more
IdentityEnsure reliable groups syncs with GroupID and name validation in Directory SyncYou choose to sync groups from Active Directory by their GroupID, rather than by name. Also, when defining the user scope for the sync, you can verify and validate the group names that contain the users you want to sync.In development
IdentityCloud-based Directory Sync to bolster co-existence and seamless sync from ADIntroducing 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
MeetReact with emojis in Google MeetUsers can communicate with signals without interrupting other people in the call (such as, show as away or hand-raising). A select number of animated emojis can help users express themselves. Signals available for Google Workspace accounts only.In development
MeetClient-side encryption for Meet (without customer key management)Use client-side encryption (CSE) with Meet. With CSE, data is indecipherable to Google as the encryption keys are managed by you using a third-party key service. This can help organizations meet privacy goals and regulatory requirements.In beta. Learn more
MeetMeet within Google Docs, Sheets, and SlidesCollaborators can now meet to work with others on a document, inside that document. When collaborating in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, users can join or start a meeting from that document. Once in a meeting, users can also transfer a call back and forth between the sidebar experience in Docs and the full Google Meet window.In development
MeetAdd custom meeting backgrounds for your organizationAdministrators 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
MeetMeet client-side encryption support for mobile devicesAdds support for Meet mobile clients to join Meet calls that have been created with client-side encryption turned on.In development
MeetGoogle Meet Series One Desk 27 By AvocorThe Google Meet Series One Desk 27, developed and designed by Avocor and Google, is a premium, all-in-one touchscreen Google Meet device, desk monitor, laptop docking station, and digital whiteboard.In development
MeetClient-side encryption for Meet hardwareAdds support for Meet hardware to join Meet calls that have been created with client-side encryption turned on.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
MeetUse Miro from Google MeetDiscover Miro, a collaborative 3rd party white boarding tool, inside Meet's Activities menu. You can sign in, pick your board and control access, all within Meet. When it’s time to start collaborating, you can transfer all the participants to the Miro board while continuing to engage over Meet.In development
MeetView video-call while multitasking with picture-in-picturePresenters and multitaskers can now see their video call while navigating other tabs and windows, using picture-in-picture. You can see up to four video tiles of meeting attendees in a floating window, on top of your other applications. Available on Chrome browsers.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
SecurityClient-side encryption for Meet hardwareAdds support for Meet hardware to join Meet calls that have been created with client-side encryption turned on.In development
SecurityControl visibility of admin alerts by admin role privilegesA new control that allows you to only see alerts for Admin console features you have privileges to manage. For example, DLP alerts are visible only to admins with the DLP privilege. This feature helps govern the visibility of alerts, and admins are no longer distracted by alerts they can’t manage.In development
SecurityMeet client-side encryption support for mobile devicesAdds support for Meet mobile clients to join Meet calls that have been created with client-side encryption turned on.In development
SecurityNear real-time streaming of audit data to BigQueryYou can view near real-time log event data exports to BigQuery. Instead of a daily sync, you can now manage security threats faster, by setting up real-time detections on your BigQuery data.Launched. Learn more
SecurityNew CSV export option for the audit and investigation pageYou can download log event data in a CSV file from the audit and investigation page and the security investigation tool. This feature provides an extra export capability for you to analyze data offline.Launched. Learn more
SecurityNew VirusTotal reports for Chrome log eventsYou can use VirusTotal with the security investigation tool to analyze potential malicious Chrome log events. The new VirusTotal reports provides you with deeper insights into potential malicious Chrome attachments in an easy-to-read sidebar.Launched. Learn more
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 development
SheetsMeet within Google Docs, Sheets, and SlidesCollaborators can now meet to work with others on a document, inside that document. When collaborating in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, users can join or start a meeting from that document. Once in a meeting, users can also transfer a call back and forth between the sidebar experience in Docs and the full Google Meet window.In development
SheetsConnected Sheets: Looker integrationInteractively explore data from LookML models through the familiar Sheets spreadsheet interface, using Connected Sheets. Connected Sheets users have access to governed data from 50+ databases supported by Looker. Looker data through Connected Sheets can be used in standard Sheets constructs, like PivotTables, charts, formulas allowing for flexibility of analysis through familiar constructs.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
SlidesMeet within Google Docs, Sheets, and SlidesCollaborators can now meet to work with others on a document, inside that document. When collaborating in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, users can join or start a meeting from that document. Once in a meeting, users can also transfer a call back and forth between the sidebar experience in Docs and the full Google Meet window.In development
SlidesTheme font and color menuWe’re adding fonts to the on-theme styling options that are currently available for colors. Fonts that are associated with the theme of the current slide display at the top of the font menu for easier access and more efficient formatting.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
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 LibraryYou can create high quality, on-brand slide content more easily and distribute on-brand slide content to presentation creators across your domain from the Admin console. Helps with brand consistency and provides a jumpstart to Slide creation for users.In development
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