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Google Workspace Essentials streamlines faster and easier collaboration Featured


Tech giant Google launches a new version of Google Workspace Essentials Starter Edition to enhance teamwork among employees and bring modern collaboration to work.

Work easily and securely within your current environment
Essentials Starter helps employees and their teams break down silos and work together in new ways even if their organisation still relies on legacy productivity tools that weren’t built for the hybrid era of work.

It doesn’t require a new email address, file conversions, new plug-ins or desktop software as the tools will work within the existing environment.

Since Workspace operates on cloud, Essentials Starter provides encrypted and secure access to files to help users secure their private information.

How Google Essentials works:

1. Sign up with your work email for a no-cost Essentials Starter account. No credit card required and there’s no limited trial period.

2. Invite teammates to collaborate using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Chat, Drive, and Meet.

3. Unlock innovation with new ways of working with immersive, virtual meetings, and by storing, sharing, and collaborating on 100+ file types, including Microsoft Office, without the need for file conversions.

Collapse the boundaries between people, places, and timezones
According to Google’s commissioned hybrid work global survey with Economist Impact, when workers were asked what the most important to realise the benefits of hybrid work, their number one choice was “new technologies that allow for time and location and flexibility.”

Google Workspace brings chat, files, meetings, and your favourite apps into an intelligent hub so users—and teams—can connect, create, and collaborate from your PCs, tablets, and smartphones, across locations, and time zones.

Modern collaboration capabilities
Using the cloud-first approach of Google Workspace, teams can:

Experience modern collaboration. Brainstorm, build presentations, and glean insights from data using Google Sheets, Slides, and Docs.

Host secure video meetings to bring everyone together in one place. Conduct one-to-one video meetings (unlimited) and team meetings (3-100 people; up to 60 minutes in duration each).

Real-time messaging with Google Chat. Share quick updates, files, and high-fives across the team with Google Chat, from one-to-one messages to larger group conversations.

A dedicated place for team collaboration in Spaces. Spaces are integrated with Google Workspace tools like Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Meet, providing engagement in topic-based discussions, share knowledge and ideas, move projects forward, and build communities, and team culture.

Access work content from your devices. With 15GB of storage in Google Drive, store, share, and access work content from your mobile device, tablet, or computer, and Drive for desktop can enable you to sync files and folders to your PC or Mac. Drive storage limits remain separate across your personal and Google Workspace Essentials Starter user accounts.

Work with existing tools without file conversions. Store, share, or co-edit 100+ file types, including Microsoft Office documents and PDFs without the need for file conversions.

Manage collaborators. Add and remove team members using a simple dashboard.

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