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Yesterday, Googleย rebranded Gsuite to Workspace.

Effectively,

1. Each of Google's products, Gmail, Docs, Sheets & Calendar get new logos.

2. There's redesign across these products to make them more integrated e.g. creating a doc from your chat window in Gmail.

3. Finally, there are some new features which are more like finishing touches to their existing products e.g. user tagging on Google docs or previewing another document inside of a doc.

Why Workspace and is this even significant?

Clearly, Google is competing with the likes of Microsoft Teams/ Office 365 to provide a more holistic experience to its business users. This is in line with the rise in remote working and predicting large shift towards virtual work/ collaboration. The rebranding also makes sense since 'Workspace' aligns more with virtual collaboration than 'Suite'.

But that's all to it for now. There's no ground-breaking features or significant upgrades to any of its existing products. Neither anything specific to remote working likeย Microsoft's Virtual Commuteย feature launched last week.


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    I'm not sure I understand how this is being rolled out.

    As of right now, our company plan is still branded G Suite and we're not being forced to upgrade or migrate to anything else.

    Is Workspace another tier that we pay more for if we want it? Or will we all be transitioned into it at some point if we remain with Google? ๐Ÿค”

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      Weโ€™ll be sharing additional information over the coming months about the transition from your current G Suite subscription to one of the new editions.

      For now, even Google isn't super clear about the transition ๐Ÿ˜…

      Although you can explicitly choose to move from Gsuite to Workspace (Link) OR continue with the existing plan until they force us to move. I really prefer my Gmail interface to be clean though ๐Ÿ˜ซ

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      Did some google designer scream "hey I'm bored" and the PM consoled him and said "ok kid, don't worry - do something and we will publish it" ?

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        ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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        When Google doesn't give much to talk about, the only thing you can discuss is colors & logos ๐Ÿ˜…

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          I'm certain that these logos are going to confuse people at first. Imagine opening Google Docs only to realize that you are staring at your own face on Meet ๐Ÿ˜…

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            Ha, so much hype for nothing. No signficant changes to the products except for force-fitting other things into Gmail ๐Ÿ˜‘