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New Update announcements from Google

April 2015 update

1. Google Drive User Interface update

2. Addition of Docs, Sheets, and Slides icons to App Launcher

3. Animation Improvements in Google Slides

4.Updated mobile apps for Docs, Sheets, and Slides


In case you missed any feature updates get caught up on everything new in Google Apps 

with a recap of March's feature additions!

1. Google Drive User Interface update

        Posted: 15 Apr 2015 10:54 AM EDT


Last year, Google introduced the new Google Drive user interface as the default user experience while retaining the ability to return to the old Drive interface via the Settings drop down. In the first half of May at the earliest, Google will be removing the option to return to the old Drive UI via the Settings drop down.


At least two weeks before the removal of the option to return to the old Drive interface, Google will show a notification in the Drive interface about the upcoming change. Please note that the new Drive interface does not work with older unsupported browsers prior to and including Chrome 23, Firefox 23, IE9 and Safari 6, so it’s important to upgrade to a supported browser to ensure continued access to Drive.



2. Addition of Docs, Sheets, and Slides icons to App Launcher

          Posted: 15 Apr 2015 11:23 AM EDT


Google added Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to the App Launcher for Google Apps customers, making it easier for people to get straight to the Docs editors when signed into other Google products.


Groups and Contacts were moved to the ‘More’ screen to make room.


How it works: To access the Docs editors and your other Google Apps products, open the App Launcher from the Google bar. Click on ‘More’ to access Groups, Contacts, and other products.


3. Animation Improvements in Google Slides

        Posted: 30 Apr 2015 08:31 AM EDT

Animations are an easy way to make your presentations look more dynamic in Google Slides. Starting today, you can improve your Slides presentations with two new animations: Appear and Disappear. You can also now set the direction (to and from left, right, top, and bottom) of two previously existing animations: Fly in and Fly out.


4. Updated mobile apps for Docs, Sheets, and Slides

        Posted: 30 Apr 2015 10:00 AM EDT


Google Docs help you work better, everywhere you are. So today’s Android and iOS updates for Docs, Sheets and Slides make it easier to get things done while you’re on the go.  


Improvements include real-time spell-checking in documents, hiding rows and columns in spreadsheets, and grouping shapes in presentations.





*** Keeping your content safe ***

Online security is really important, so functionality like two-step verification to protect your Google account is offered. Starting today, Google Docs supports Touch ID on iOS, so you can unlock Docs, Sheets and Slides with your unique fingerprint.


Google Tips and Tricks!!

Attach Google Drive Files on Gmail:Google Drive is linked to your Google account, you can attach files stored in Google Drive directly to your Gmail.


Google Tips and Tricks

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