Google Workspace Updates Monthly Recap – July 2022

Learn about all new features releases and improvements in Google Workspace
Google Workspace July updates
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Mark your important tasks with a star in Google Tasks

In Google Tasks, you can now mark important tasks with a star. This is similar to functionality that already exists in Drive today. Additionally, you’ll be able to view or sort your starred items across various tasks lists in the new starred view. Google hopes this update makes it easier for you to prioritise your tasks and quickly navigate to important tasks across your projects.

Gradual rollout up to 15 days after after 8 June 2022

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Improved email notifications for Google Calendar invites

Google is refreshing the layout of emails sent by Google Calendar. By making key event details more accessible and useful, this update enables you to quickly find and act on an event’s most important information. In addition, when you receive an email notifying you of a modification to an event, such as a time or location change, it will display both the old and updated information.

Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on June 27, 2022

De-reverberation available for Google Meet

In addition to filtering out background noises like keyboard typing, Google Meet will now remove reverberations from sound recorded by your microphone. De-reverberation will automatically filter out echos created by spaces with hard surfaces, such as a basement or a kitchen, helping to ensure optimal audio quality.

Availability Available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Frontline customers

Rollout pace This feature is available now for all users.

Improved experience for removing participants from Google Meet calls

Google is updating the user experience for removing participants from a meeting in Google Meet. Now, when a host or co-host removes a participant from a call, they will be prompted with additional actions. Specifically, they can opt to:

  • Simply remove the user from the call
  • Fill out an additional abuse report
  • And/or block the user from rejoining


Note: We recommend using the “block” functionality only when absolutely necessary. Blocked users can be manually back to the call from the “People” panel.

Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on June 15, 2022. Availability Available to all Google Workspace customers

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Picture-in-Picture and multi-pinning available for Google Meet in Chrome

Google is bringing picture-in-picture to Google Meet to Chrome browsers on the web. You’ll be able to see up to four video tiles of meeting attendees in a floating window on top of other applications.
This will provide greater flexibility in how you combine people and content, allowing you to adjust the view in a way that best serves your meeting

Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on June 16, 2022

Availability Available to all Google Workspace customers

Frictionless sharing across Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides

In the effort to make collaboration simpler for users, Google has introduced a new sharing experience in Workspace. Now, when you click the “Share” button in the top-right corner of your file, you’ll see a streamlined design that makes it easier to share files with others and/or specific groups of people in your organisation.

Available to all Google Workspace customers and rolled out for all users.

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