April Showers Bring May Flowers – and Google Brings More Amazing Updates in April 2024!

Just like the unpredictable shifts in spring weather, Google is constantly evolving its suite of tools and services. But fear not, for every change Google makes is aimed at enhancing your experience and productivity. In this article, we'll explore the latest adjustments, updates, and new features Google has rolled out for its users, ensuring you're always ahead of the curve.

So what’s the latest and greatest?

It's Monday morning, and you roll out of bed to catch your 9:00 am meeting. As you get up, you look in the mirror and unfortunately instead of looking refreshed, dark circles shadow your eyes. Your restless night of tossing and turning is definitely showing. Unfortunately, there isn’t too much time to freshen up since it is already 8:45 am, so you’ll have to make do with those dark circles. Of course, you don’t have to turn on your video camera, but what if that is your company’s online video etiquette? Well now, you don’t have to worry about not looking your best or showing your colleagues those dark circles - Google has now launched a portrait touchup feature. This feature allows you to smoothen your facial features (between two different strengths) to look a bit more refreshed for that 9:00 am meeting.

Precision is what we want and Google is delivering it!

Back in 2022, Google launched a Google Newsletter feature in Gmail so that messages are marketed professionally and easily all within one source through various predefined templates. This year, Google has added more flexibility with a new editor, in which you can customize these templates even further as well as make your own templates and save them for future use. Don’t forget that you can even share and collaborate on templates similarly to documents in Google Docs!

3, 15, 83 - sometimes we need an exact number. What do we mean? Well, in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings, you can now type which setting you need. Need 3 percent Opacity? Brightness at 15 percent? Contrast at 83 percent? You can get all of these exact specifications.

Google Workspace Update April 2024 - more precise settings

So what's going on in the Drive nowadays?

Some of us are more comfortable in the dark. If you resonate with this sentiment, you'll be pleased to know that Google Drive now offers a sleek solution to enhance your comfort and productivity: Dark Mode. Embracing the allure of dimmer interfaces, Dark Mode transforms your Drive experience with a visually pleasing, low-light-friendly design.

In addition to Dark Mode, the Advanced Search settings on Google Drive have been improved. You can utilize more filters to find exactly what you are looking for, and it has never been easier.

Additionally, now on the Google Drive you can:
Be notified of the permission settings when embedding Drive content in Sites.
See how much capacity within shared folders you have (less than 20 percent and you’ll be notified you are running out of space!).

Wow, there is even more?! Yes, there is.

There have been lots of interesting and useful updates this past month. And we have only discussed a few points. Further updates that Google has rolled out include being able to:

What to hear more updates?

Luckily, our colleague Max has created an informative video explaining these features further. If you want to hear more about it - please check out this video. If you want to keep up to date with even more updates, make sure to check out and subscribe to our YouTube channel. We can’t wait to see what’s being rolled out next!

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