Google Chat has finally fixed this really annoying image issue
Sending a selection of images or videos via Google Chat is finally a lot less annoying thanks to a new update.
The chat software has announced that users can now select more than one image or video at a time to send with their Google Chat message.
Previously, users could only attach a single image or video, often resulting in lengthy wait and load times for those wishing to send multiple items at once, with the new addition hopefully to boost online collaboration everywhere.
Google Chat Images
As most of us would probably guess, the feature is quite easy to use. In your selected Google Chat, click through to the image selection menu and start clicking to choose the images you want to send. Once selected, an image can be clicked again to deselect it.
As before, Google Chat supports sending BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP, and HEIC files up to 200MB in size.
In a Google Workspace update blog post (opens in new tab)Before announcing the update, the company announced that iOS and Android users can now enjoy the new addition.
There’s no news on when internet users will get the feature, but given how popular it should prove to be, we can’t imagine it’s going to be too long.
The upgrade follows a promise made earlier this year by Google Workspace to help improve communication and collaboration for teams of all kinds.
Users can now start a Google Meet conversation (opens in new tab) directly from their Docs, Sheets or Slides file, with calls now also including polls, Q&As and automatic noise cancellation for many different types of hardware.
Google Chat also recently introduced a new feature that allows users to create group chats (aka Spaces) within the platform (opens in new tab) which you can then share with others in your organization. The company says this will be especially useful for creating and sharing “topic-based conversations” within your company, such as team discussions, tutorials, and mentoring opportunities.
Video conferencing should now also be more secure and interactive, with the last point covering features ranging from meeting response to picture-in-picture video.