Digital transformation advice from a UK Google Cloud Premier Partner

Digital transformation advice from a UK Google Cloud Premier Partner

There are some more updates to Google Drive and Google Docs this month, to make it easier to share your documents with colleagues and track how they accessed. We've also created a short video for how to add a Favicon to a Google Site.

Google Sites

The Favicon is the name given to the small icon you see on the left of a tab in Google Chrome. In new Google Sites, you can now change this icon for a site, to make your site stand out when multiple sites are open, and to help your viewers recognise your site more easily.

Usually, to add a favicon to a website, you need to create a special type of file with the .ico extension. In Google Sites, however, you can choose any image file and Google will convert it to the correct format for you.

Watch our how-to video to find out more about adding favicons in Google Sites:


In a new Google Site, you will also now see visual indicators when resizing images, allowing you to set multiple images in the same section to the same height.

visual indicators when resizing images in Google Sites

Google Drive

Most people know that the Shared with Me option in Google Drive can be used to view any documents that have been shared with you by other people. This option has been improved to show you files grouped by the person that shared them, allowing you to quickly see all files shared by specific colleagues.

Watch our how-to video to find out more about viewing shared documents in Google Drive: 

 

Google Docs

The Explore pane in Docs has been improved to show you documents that are related to the one you are currently working on. You can click on a document in the Explore pane to view it in a new browser tab. 

How to use the Explore pane in Google Docs

 The new Activity Dashboard in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides allows users with Edit access on a file see exactly who has viewed the file and when they viewed it.

Watch our how-to video to find out more about the Activity Dashboard:

 

 

Google+

You can now request a Highlights email to be sent to you, showing a digest of the top posts from all of the communities and collections you have subscribed to.

Click on Settings to enable highlights from communities and collections to be sent to you via email:

View the top posts from all communities and collections your have subscribed to on Google+

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