This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
On July 16, Google announced plans for a major update to Gmail for the G Suite (that is, for the enterprise).
According to the announcement, Meet and Chat and Chat room will be available from Gmail. It will even enable real-time collaborative editing of Google Docs. This will allow Gmail to function as a so-called integrated workspace that will allow for chatting, video conferencing and even document editing on Gmail.
Google has already made Meet and Chat available on the web version of Gmail as well, and in June, Meet was gradually made available on Gmail on Android and iOS.
There are no changes in the functions of apps like Meet and Chat, but the big thing is that you can use them without switching from Gmail.
With this, you can have a project meeting via email or Chatroom, and if necessary, you can have a video conference on Meet to work smoothly without interrupting the flow.
The search function has also been extended to allow users to search for Chat content as well as email.
In addition to this, you can now set up statuses such as "Do Not Disturb" and "Out of office" in one place to keep up with the integration of features.
If you want to be one of the first to try this update, you can sign up for an early preview by signing up on the site. This early preview will be rolled out over the next few weeks
No official release date is known, but it may be available by the end of the year.
Note that this update is only for G Suite users. It's not certain if there will be an update to Gmail for individual users.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.