12 Google Workspace updates for better collaboration

Emoji reactions in Docs

To gauge the team’s reactions as you work together, we’re introducing emoji reactions in Docs in the next few months.

Inclusive language recommendations and other new assisted writing features

The assisted writing feature will also offer more inclusive language recommendations when it makes sense — like that you use the word “chairperson” instead of “chairman,” or “mail carrier” instead of “mailman,” for example. It will also make other stylistic suggestions, like to avoid passive voice or offensive language. All of this will help speed up your editing, and make your writing stronger.

Smarter meeting notes template in Docs

This new Docs template will automatically import any relevant information from a Calendar meeting invite, including smart chips for attendees and attached files.

Connected checklists in Docs

Starting this week in Docs, checklists are available on web and mobile. And you’ll soon be able to assign checklist items to other people and see these action items in Google Tasks, making it easier for everyone to manage a project’s To Do list. 

Table templates in Docs

Coming soon, we’ll also introduce table templates in Docs. Topic-voting tables will allow you to easily gather team feedback while project-tracker tables will help you capture milestones and statuses on the fly. 

Work in Meet directly from your Doc, Sheet or Slide

You can now present your content to a Google Meet call on the web directly from the Doc, Sheet, or Slide where you’re already working with your team. Jumping between collaborating in a document and a live conversation without skipping a beat helps the project — and the team — stay focused. And in the fall, we’re bringing Meet directly to Docs, Sheets, and Slides on the web, so people can actually see and hear each other while they’re collaborating.