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This Google Chat update is simply the best thing ever! Check how to take advantage

A new Google Chat update is going to give your productivity a huge boost with its new addition. Learn how to make the most of it.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:43 IST
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Looking for a productivity boost? Google Chat update is here to help. With the addition of a new ‘add personal tasks’ feature, now you will be able to get more done with less hassle. Know how it works. (HT Tech)

There is a new Google Chat update which can potentially make your work life easier and give you a big productivity boost. Part of the Google Workspace, this new feature in Google Chat will allow users to create personal tasks directly from individual or group messages. This feature will be very helpful for users who often end up copying text messages and opening new tabs to make tasks, which is a very elaborate procedure. With this new feature, the entire process will become seamless and can be completed within a single window. Check out how it works. Also read: Stay Alert! Google Chat will now protect you THIS way

The feature is being rolled out for the Android and Web users of Google Workspace as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business starting May 23. Google Workspace posted in its official blog explaining the benefits of this new feature. It said, “This feature allows you to more easily stay on top of tasks that come out of conversations with your coworkers via Chat. Once you've created a personal task, you can add a due date and description, then quickly navigate back to the conversation”.

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Google Chat update brings ‘create a personal task' feature

Earlier, the process of creating new tasks and adding due dates was slightly more cumbersome with users needing to go to a separate page to open and create tasks. This would also lead to unnecessary back and forth between tasks menu and Google Chat. This feature already exists on some other platforms like Slack where the user does not need to leave the chat window to create a task. With this Google Chat update, now Workspace users will also get to enjoy the single window operations where they can complete the entire process without ever leaving the message box. Also read: Google tips: Remove personal information from Google search this way

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How the feature works is very simple. While in the chat, users can highlight any text message and click the three vertical dot menu in the pop-up options. It will now show a new option of ‘Add to task'. By clicking it, the selected text will become a new task and be added to Google tasks. The user can also add a deadline to the task and it will also appear in their Google Calendar.

The blog post has also stated that this feature will be rolled out for iOS devices in the coming months. Although the roll-out to Android and Web users has already begun, even if you do not have the feature right now, do not worry. It should show up on your Google Chat soon.

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First Published Date: 25 May, 12:44 IST
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