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Google Visible Changes Summary for 2021

Emily Trofholz

Emily Trofholz

January 12, 2021

Here is a running summary of the visible changes to Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) in 2021. We will continue to update this list every month so check back often. Contact us with any questions about the new features or how to enable them for your users.

January already launched Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) features:

Join a meeting with new options on the Google Meet landing page

  • On meet.google.com, you’ll see three options after you click “New Meeting:” Get Joining Info to Share, Start an Instant Meeting, and Schedule in Google Calendar

Full Rollout 1/7/21 | Rapid

New tools to troubleshoot network and performance issues in Google Meet

  • Adding tools in Google Meet for users to understand their local environments and how they might be affecting meeting quality.

Gradual Rollout 1/12/21 | All

Customize text style and appearance in Google Sites

  • You can now adjust text size, color, font, spacing while using text boxes in Google Sites.

Gradual Rollout 1/5/21 | Scheduled

Create and work with documents that contain multiple page orientations in Google Docs

  • You can now change page orientation inside a Google Doc on a per-section basis.

Gradual Rollout 1/5/21 | Scheduled

Smart compose and spelling autocorrect available when adding comments in Google Docs

  • Smart compose and spelling autocorrect available when adding comments in Google Docs.

Available now 1/5/21 | All

* Rollout pace:

  • Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)
  • Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)
  • Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility)
Emily Trofholz

Emily Trofholz

January 12, 2021

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