Now that you have Google Workspace, here are a few tips to help you begin replacing Microsoft Teams for all your collaboration needs.
Note: Some Microsoft features do not directly correspond in Google Workspace and are not covered in this guide.
Comparison at a glance
|In Teams...||In Google Workspace...*|
|Have team conversations from a channel||
Have team conversations in a chat room
You can chat with both people within your organization and with external guests.
You can also assign tasks from a chat room in Gmail. See Create and assign tasks in a room.
|Chat in a direct message (DM) by clicking New Chat||
Send a DM from Google Chat or Gmail
Send a direct message to a person
Send a direct message to a group
|Have video meetings with a team||
Have video meetings with a team in Google Meet
Note: You can send a meeting link to people outside of your organization, but someone from within your organization might need to give them access to the video meeting.
For details about how to join meetings from Calendar and Gmail, see Start a video meeting.
|Share files with a team|
|Collaborate on shared files in a meeting||
Collaborate on shared files in a meeting in Google Meet
|See your schedule and create a meeting in Meetings||
See your schedule and create a meeting in Google Calendar
|Add a wiki page for your team|
|Search in the Command box||
Search in Google Cloud Search
Go to cloudsearch.google.com or open the Cloud Search app.
For more details, see Get started with Cloud Search.
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