Google Workspace for Android tablets gets new features

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Google has announced improvements to its Workspace appson tablets.

The tech giant showed off Android 12L earlier this year and at I/O 2022 revealed plans to update more than 20 Google apps on tablets to optimize them for larger screens . Google is now adding these features to its Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Keep.

New features

Google has included the ability to drag text or images between two Workspace apps. This multitasking feature allows users to pull content from apps, including Chrome or Sheets, and drop them into another document or spreadsheet.

Google adds multitasking functionality

Google adds multitasking functionality

Users can include files and add links to Drive by dragging the file into an open app such as Keep.

Drag and drop content to Google Drive

Drag and drop content to Google Drive

Users can easily drag and drop images saved in Keep notes to other apps.

Adding images from Google Keep

Adding images from Google Keep

Google also allows users to open two Drive windows simultaneously. To access both windows, the user must select the “Open in new window” option from the three-dot menu of a Google Drive file.

Users can open two Google Drive windows

Users can open two Google Drive windows

The tech giant is also adding shortcuts for people using tablets with an external keyword. According to Google, these updates “will be rolling out to large Android screens with Google Workspace and personal Google accounts over the next few weeks.”

Google announced these improvements to Workspace apps after rolling out the redesigned logo for its Play Store app, marking its 10 e anniversary. Tian Lim, vice president of Google Play, said in a statement“We’re introducing a new logo that reflects the magic of Google and matches the branding shared by many of our products: Search, Assistant, Photos, and Gmail.”

Also read: Google Play Store: a journey of a decade

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July 26, 2022

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