On Thursday, Google announced that it would be integrating Google Meet video chats into Docs, Sheets, and Slides over the next few weeks.
The Workspace collaborative environment for productivity developed from G Suite in 2020 and Google, like its competitors, updates its planned feature roadmap on a regular basis, particularly in relation to the different parts of Workspace. First, the objective is to make Docs, Sheets, and Slides shared documents; next, to enable a variety of methods to collaborate on them. In terms of cooperation, the most current iteration of that was Spaces, which was modelled after Google Rooms.
There may come a day when all of these tools will be integrated into a single platform called Spaces, but for the time being, work is taking place on parallel tracks. Today’s big news from Google is on the integration of Google Meet, the video conferencing service, with Docs, Sheets, and Slides. To begin a meeting, you may copy and paste it into a collaborative Docs project and begin working on it together — the difference being that you’re visibly speaking about the content, rather than merely putting comments on the page.
The picture-in-picture feature is also being added to Meet, enabling you to keep the video conversation open in a separate window. Beginning in May, clients will have the option of selectively encrypting meetings, further enhancing their security. Eventually, Google promises, it will be possible to encrypt data from the device to the server.
One of Spaces’ guiding concepts is the concept of “notes on the page.” Organizing them, on the other hand, is still a problem. Spaces will have threading soon, thanks to Google. In light of the increasing fragmentation of discussions across chat, email, phone, and video calls, the business has announced that it is boosting search across Chat and Spaces. You may one day be able to look through the transcripts of your Meet meetings, but that is still a long way off.
Additionally, Google will facilitate announcements across teams and organisations by expanding the capacity of Spaces to teams of 8,000 and possibly 25,000 later this year. Finally, Spaces users will be able to designate moderators in order to keep them all under control. “