WHATSAPP has unvieled a new owesome feature of "disappearing messages".
You can send messages that disappear on WhatsApp by enabling disappearing messages. Once enabled, new messages sent in the individual or group chat will disappear after seven days.
According to WhatsApp spokesperson “We’re starting with 7 days because we think it offers peace of mind that conversations aren’t permanent, while remaining practical so you don’t forget what you were chatting about”
The rebranding of the four-year-old G Suite now called Google Workspace follows Google’s recent moves to unify its various productivity and communication apps into a single integrated interface for email, chat, video, voice and content management. The new interface is now generally available to paid Workspace customers, and will be rolled out to consumer and education uses in the coming months.
Launching first to beta, Currents is a G Suite app that enables people to have meaningful discussions and interactions across your organization, helping keep everyone in the know and giving leaders the opportunity to connect with their employees.
Currents is replacing Google+ for G Suite, and has a new look, feel, and set of features. All of your organization’s existing Google+ content will automatically transfer to Currents once you are enrolled in the beta.
Google is making more moves into the video chatting space during the coronavirus pandemic, now providing its premium video conferencing service Google Meet free for consumers. Previously available only to organizations using G Suite, Meet is now open to everyone, in a move that puts Google in competition with rival video chat service Zoom.
Google Meet’s new Zoom-like gallery view is rolling out across the globe “gradually”, the company said in a blog post, and it should be available to everyone by end of week, Google tells The Verge. Previously, you were only able to see four people on-screen at a time, but with Meet’s new tiled layout, you’ll be able to see 16 call participants at once. Google announced the feature was on the way last week.
Zoom’s gallery view is still able to show more participants than Meet’s — it’s possible to see the thumbnails of up to 49 people at once on Zoom, depending on how powerful your CPU is — but Meet’s jump to letting you see up to 16 people at once is a nice improvement.
Last week, Google also promised that Meet would let you present a single Chrome tab and that the service would be able to improve video quality in dim lighting and filter out background noise, and Google has shared updates on the rollout of those features. The ability to present a single Chrome tab is rolling out today. Low-light mode is rolling out to mobile users now and will be available to users on the web “in the future.” Background noise cancellation will be available to G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education users on the web in the coming weeks, and “later” to mobile users.
Meet, like other videoconferencing services, has seen significant growth amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Google said in an April 9th blog post that the service is adding more than 2 million new users per day. The company has also extended free access to some advanced Meet features from July 1st to September 30th.