On Monday Google announced a major redesign of Gmail bringing new productivity tools that work with the company’s other apps like Docs and Sheets.
The company aims to turn the service into a center for project planning and coordination with other people.
The idea is to bring all productivity applications in one place with Gmail serving as the command center. The update is more in line with competitors like Slack and Microsoft Teams.
But instead of targeting only office workers, Google changes to the consumer version of Gmail.
The tools have been available to paid users since last year Google Workspace but from Monday the company brought these tools to anyone with a Google account.
The immediately noticeable option is Spaces, a tool that works similarly to Slack channels and allows users to coordinate on a document or content in real time.
In the Google version users can communicate, exchange files and edit Docs documents in real time. For paid accounts this option was called Rooms.
The changes come at a time when countries are trying to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and offices around the world are working remotely.
The company also detailed a new paid plan for small businesses called Google Workspace Individual. / PCWorld Albanian