Google Workspace, the new name for G Suite. [credit: Google ]
Google's business productivity suite is getting its fourth brand in 14 years. This business app suite was originally called "Google Apps for Your Domain" when it launched in 2006, then "Google Apps for Work," then "G Suite" in 2016, and now it's "Google Workspace."
Google says, "Our new Google Workspace brand reflects this more connected, helpful, and flexible experience, and our icons will reflect the same." Google's "more connected experience" shipped two months ago in Gmail, which got a merged interface with Google Chat, Meet, and Docs on the Web. For users of G Suite—erm, I mean "Google Workspace"—Gmail was turned into a one-stop productivity shop, with the ability to open chat rooms and documents right in the Gmail interface.
As part of this announcement, Google Meet video chat is also coming to the individual Google document editors (Docs, Sheets, etc). Right now there is only text chat inside a document, but soon you'll be able to press a video chat button to collaborate.