Google is rolling out a minor upgrade to some of its Workspace apps for Android devices. The upgrade is mainly aimed at the larger screens of Android, namely tablets, so if you prefer to use these apps on your phone, you probably won’t notice any improvements after this update.
However, if you are using Workspace apps on an Android tablet, there are quite a few improvements with the latest update. For example, multitasking has been improved so that you can now drag text or images from apps, such as: Chrome or Sheets and drop them into an existing document or spreadsheet cell.
In addition, those who use Google Drive on Android tablets can quickly upload files by dragging and dropping them into the app. You can even open two Drive windows side by side to see more information by simply selecting the three-cap menu on a Drive file and clicking the “Open in a new windowIn addition, it is now possible to add links to Drive files by dragging the file into an open app such as Keep. Speaking of Keep, the app has been further updated to allow users to view images stored in the app’s notes. into other apps by simply dragging them from the image carousel.
And last but not least, Google has finally added support for keyboard shortcuts. If you’re using a connected keyboard with your Android tablet, you can now use keyboard shortcuts like select, cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo in apps like Drive, Docs, and Slides.
All updates announced today rolling out to Android tablets with Google Workspace and personal Google accounts in the coming weeks.