Google Updates

August 15, 2018

New Gmail design: get familiar before it's permanent

Google is offering more options to organize and manage your emails with Gmail's NEW design! Available in personal Gmail accounts for the past few months, you can now use it with your University Gmail account; see this FAQ on how to access it. 

On September 18, the new Gmail design will automatically display when you log in; however, you can still toggle back to the "classic" version until October 16. Starting on this date, the new design is permanent. Not yet comfortable using it? New Gmail design introductory workshops will be available starting mid-September–register here.

New Gmail introductory video and FAQ

other new tools

        Try Google's Chat and Meet for online messaging. Similar to Hangouts, they'll eventually replace it, but Google hasn't announced when yet.

                               Chat 1:1 or group messaging FAQ 
                               Meet video messaging FAQ                                                                             

On-Screen Training - If you use Google's Chrome browser, you can download the G Suite Training Extension for quick, online training of G Suite apps (e.g. Gmail, GCal, Drive). 

                                Downloading instructions FAQ


Questions? Contact the IT Service Desk at 704-687-5500 or