Google to roll out ‘new integrated view’ for Gmail Workspace users

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The tech giant, Google will roll out a redesigned web version of Gmail to Workspace users later this month.

Google stated that the “new integrated view” will make it easy to move between critical applications like Gmail, Chat and Meet in one unified location. It starts with a new left sidebar that features large, pill-shaped icons for Mail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet. Users will also get recent chat heads at the bottom of the screen.

Workspace users will be able to begin testing the new integrated view from February 8. As a result, users will only see an enlarged view of whichever service is selected, while Google adds that notification bubbles will keep users up-to-date.

According to Google, users who update to the new layout will be able to see the same list of mail and label options available. Google first announced the changes to Workspace tools in September 2021, with which users would be able to place one-on-one calls with other users in Gmail, without generating a Google Meet link. The Spaces tab integrates with Workspace tools and allows users to share documents while showing conversation histories.

The company has been working on integrating its Workspace offerings to make them easier to access for customers, as hybrid work and remote working are adopted by more companies during the ongoing coronavirus-induced pandemic.

Google’s integrated view will be available for Google Workspace Business, Enterprise, Education, Frontline, Nonprofit, G Suite Basic, and Business accounts. There is currently no word on when the feature will be available to non-enterprise Workspace users.

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