Experience Google’s enhancements and new Drive

Last month, Google released several updates for mobile apps, Hangouts and online security and announced a new look for Google Drive.

  • Share documents in Google Hangouts
    You can now share a Google Doc in a Hangout video call by pasting its link in the chat box. A preview of the document will appear below the link. This feature replaces the Google Drive Hangouts app, which is no longer available, effective Dec. 15.
  • Google Apps mobile updates
    Google has changed the look of its Gmail and Calendar apps for Android users and offers iOS users a new version of Drive that has additional security and convenience features.
  • Increased Security
    Google’s new security tools provide better control options for you to safeguard your accounts. From the new Devices and Activity page, you can now more easily view devices that are currently signed in or have been active in the past month. If suspicious activity is detected, you can secure your account directly from this page.
  • New Google Drive
    As early as Jan. 13, Google will enable by default a new interface for Google Drive. To experience the new Drive now:

    • Open your Google Drive account.
    • Select Settings.
    • Choose Experience the New Drive.

For more information and a detailed tour of what’s new, join members of the Google Service Team in a Hangout on Air on Jan. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. Visit the Google+ event page to join the video conference.

For more details on Google’s enhancements, check out the November edition of Google Apps What’s New. You can also follow the Google Service Team on: