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The blog posts below explain the most important Google Workspace updates and why they are important for your organization

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Use Tasks in Google Workspace Essentials and Enterprise Essentials

The Tasks feature has been around for a long time in our personal Gmail accounts and has gotten a few updates over the last few years that have made it an essential part of my organization process. I create tasks directly from a specific email and move tasks around easily on my calendar almost every day. 

I’m so glad that Tasks is available in Google Workspace Essentials and Enterprise Essentials. If you haven’t used the Tasks feature before, now is the time to take advantage of it. A task appears at the top of a specified day (see picture below), like a reminder, and has a lot of space for a description where you can create individual tasks or an entire To Do list for yourself.

The workplace can get pretty hectic, especially when your workplace is a classroom full of kids. As much as we tell ourselves that we’re going to remember that thing we need to do for that student that we wrote down on a scrap of paper, we’re probably going to forget all about...

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Get to Know Your Google Workspace Contacts

Did you know that you can see how connected you are to your Workspace contacts? If you’ve ever sent or received an email from your co-worker, you may have noticed that if you hover over their name, a picture of them will appear, along with their email, a phone number, and maybe if they’re out of office. Now you will see all of that information and more by clicking on the “More info” button (as seen below).

The “More info” button will let you see your co-worker’s title, how their position relates to the chain of command in the organization, and your most recent interactions with them, like emails and meetings. If your co-worker chooses to disclose more information, you may also be able to see their previous work history, education, and volunteer activities. 

This feature is especially helpful for new employees or those who work in fully remote jobs, because we all know it takes a while to get to know everyone and their titles. Seeing...

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Save Gmail Photos Directly to Google Photos

Good news! When someone sends you a JPEG image through Gmail, you will now be able to save that image to Google Photos. Previously, you had to download the images and then manually upload them to Google Photos. At this time, this will only work with JPEG images.

The feature is shown below, with our very own, "Jeannie", who didn't mind being our model.

                                        

You’ll find the new “Save to Photos” button  next to the “Download” and “Add to Drive” buttons when you hover over or click on the attachment. 

And since organization skills are something that many of us need to work on, saving straight to Google Photos makes it easier for me to find the images I need when I need them. Google Photos is especially useful if I want to edit photos and share albums with others like those I create when...

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