Google has started offering Gmail Voice and Video Calls “Google Meet”

Google has started offering Gmail Voice and Video CallsGoogle has planned to make Gmail more attractive than just messages. A tech site reported that Google to roll out a massive Workspace update. It will add direct calling via Google Meet to the Gmail mobile app. You’ll make continuous contact with your coworkers and other contacts for a quick one-on-one. The feature will enable you to send a “chip” to your computer if you’d rather answer on the larger screen. The company has pitched the feature as a rough equivalent to spontaneous office chats in a hybrid work environment where some staff is at home. The Meet app will eventually add this calling feature as well. Moreover, the Workspace changes include a more relaxed redesign of Gmail and make it a hub for other activities.

You’ll now see Google’s promised Spaces, a renamed and expanded version of Rooms chat channels with full threaded messages, and the option of making spaces visible in search. You will also experience easier navigation between email, chats, spaces, and Meet; not to mention improved admin and security tools to help manage communications. Point to be noted that the enterprise users will see these changes starting today, but everyday Gmail owners will see updates later on. However, other tweaks include options to specify whether you’re in-office or virtual on a given day. It is also important for planning meetings. There is a Companion mode for Meet that enables you to use a conference room’s audiovisual hardware.  Google is also expanding its Meet hardware ecosystem.

There are 2 new Series One devices including the Series One Desk 27 all-in-one and Series One Board 65 4K collaborative board. More gadgets are Meet-certified, such as Logitech’s Rally Bar, Rally Bar Mini room solutions, and the Rayz Rally Pro speaker dock. It’s becoming a gateway for all office communication, much like Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft today warned users that attackers are actively exploiting a Microsoft remote code execution vulnerability using malicious Office files. The vulnerability known as CVE-2021-40444 affects Windows Servers from version 2008 and Windows 7 through 10. Attackers are sending potential victims an Office file and tricking them into opening it. That file automatically opens Internet Explorer to load the bad actor’s web page. The page has an ActiveX control that downloads malware onto the victim’s computer.

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