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Google Workspace Enhances Productivity with New Features and Gemini Capabilities

Google Workspace gets a productivity boost at Cloud Next 2024 with AI-powered features like voice email writing and meeting summarization in Chat.


At the Cloud Next 2024 event, has unveiled a series of updates across its Google Workspace suite, aimed at bolstering productivity and streamlining communication for its users by tapping into the Gemini Pro 1.5 AI model. Among the notable enhancements are the introduction of voice-prompted email composition and an “instant polish” feature in mobile , designed to facilitate easier email sending and the transformation of rough notes into complete emails with a single click. Google reports that approximately 70% of enterprise users who have utilized the “Help Me Write” function in Docs or Gmail have adopted Gemini's suggestions, indicating a strong acceptance of AI-assisted writing among users.

Document and Data Management Innovations

Google Docs is set to receive a tabs feature, allowing users to organize information within a single document, thus reducing the need to link to multiple documents or search through Drive. This feature, along with support for full-bleed cover images, will become generally available to all Docs users in the forthcoming weeks. Similarly, Google Sheets is being enhanced with a new tables feature that simplifies data organization and formatting, offering a range of templates for various needs such as project management and event planning. Additionally, Sheets will introduce conditional notifications, enabling automatic alerts based on specific triggers, such as changes in a status field.

AI Integration in Communication and Security

The integration of Gemini AI extends to Google Chat, where it will summarize conversations and answer questions, and to Google Meet, with the introduction of automatic caption translation in 52 new languages, bringing the total to 69 languages or 4,600 language pairs. Furthermore, Google is preparing to launch an AI Meetings and Messaging add-on for enterprises, priced at $10 per user per month, which includes Gemini's capabilities in Chat and Meet. In parallel, Google is rolling out an AI Security add-on, also priced at $10 per user per month, which leverages privacy-preserving AI models to automatically classify and protect sensitive files across Google Drive. This add-on encompasses DLP controls and classification labels in Gmail, along with experimental support for post-quantum cryptography, underscoring Google's commitment to enhancing security and privacy in the digital workspace.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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