Google Workspace targets the hybrid work model

September 27th, 2021

Sanaz Ahari, Google’s Senior Director of Product Management, has published a detailed blog article explaining Google’s strategy for streamlining the hybrid work model using Google Workspace.

At the top of the list are Spaces, “the central place for team collaboration in Workspace”. An apparent competitor to Slack and Microsoft Teams, Spaces bring together other Google products like Calendar, Docs, Meet, etc. in an environment optimized for multiple team-members to work in a distributed, asynchronous fashion.

Regarding Meet, Google is also partnering with hardware manufacturers, including Cisco, to make their meeting app easier to use and more pervasive in the market.

Read Ahari’s blog post for the full rundown on where Google is planning to take Workspace going forward!

Google Meet is free and unlimited until September

June 1st, 2020

With everything going on in the world these days, you may very well have missed a deft move Google made in the video conferencing space about a month ago.

According to TechCrunch, Google is making Google Meet free and unlimited until September. After that, it will still be free, with meetings limited to 60 minutes.