Small changes will create bigger impacts | Tech world recap for this week (02/07/2022).
This article is a quick recap on changes and app updates of tech products from the previous week (02/07/2022). And includes details on the following changes.
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Gboard text-based sticker suggestion is widely rolling out to no pixel devices
As we initially posted “Gboard can now turn your words into pictures, too. Previously available on Pixel phones, custom text stickers will soon be available to all Android Gboard users typing in English-U.S” – Google
Instagram Avatar reactions for stories are here.
Now you can react to Instagram stories with Avatar reactions similar to emoji reactions.
Instagram is going to show more details about profiles.
Instagram is going to show more details about profiles that reach more audiences such as,
- Date joined.
- The country that the account is based.
- Former usernames.
WhatsApp now let you chat without adding to contacts.
WhatsApp for Android now lets you chat without adding numbers to your contacts by just long pressing on the numbers.
And also WhatsApp testing new message reactions as well.
WhatsApp UWP got a new right-click menu.
WhatsApp UWP got a new context menu with rich text formatting options and other extendable options.
Gmail’s new look now defaults to all.
Earlier this year Google announced a new look for Gmail and now Google aims to default it to all users. This new look integrated Gmail, Chat and Meet in one unified location.
Users will still have the option to revert to classic Gmail via the settings menu as well.
Google form is getting rich text formatting.
Google forms will now get rich text formatting options like bolding, underlining, italicizing, hyperlinks, and lists in titles, question titles, and descriptions.
This will be rolling out to all users soon according to Google.
Google Meet got a new more efficient guest list integration.
Inside the Google Meet you can now see participants who were invited to the meeting but have yet to join the call.
These participants can be found under the “Also invited” heading.
Furthur, now you now you can work offline with Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on a desktop with Google’s alternatives (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) according to Google.
Google contacts gettings a new profile link.
Now every contact with a Workspace email has a new profile link that is easy to copy, share, and send within an organization.
Google says these links will helps everyone in your organization get in touch and stay connected.
Microsoft To Do application got a refreshed widget.
Microsift To Do for Android got a redesigned widget and now you can further customize the widget as well.
This new widget can be much more customizable as shown above.