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Efficient communication even on the go

We’ve all had days when we needed to pop out from work to run a quick errand or meet with a potential client. With your phone in hand, you can still keep in touch with your team or check emails from wherever you are.

Sometimes, our errands or meetings take longer than expected, because life happens and it doesn’t always go the way you planned. Instead of typing out a long message updating your team, Google Workspace has now introduced Voice messaging for Google Chat mobile (with web support coming soon).

Opting for a voice message over typing not only saves time but also allows you to deliver a more comprehensive message, highlighting key points for the team. We believe this much-requested feature will enhance your communication efficiency with others

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Admin and User Guidelines

Admins, here’s what you need to know:

Google Workspace enables this feature by default, but if you need to – you have the option to disable it for your entire domain or specific organisational units by turning off all attachments.

And just to keep things clear, when using Google Vault, Google Takeout, or the Security Investigation Tool (SIT), voice messages in Google Chat are considered attachments. Moderate them accordingly.

Now, for our end users:

You’re all set to send those voice messages via mobile to direct messages, group chats, and spaces, and you’ll receive them on any platform, including the web. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to send them from the web just yet. To record your message on your Android or iOS device, tap the microphone icon and start speaking. Google has even included a timer so you can keep track of your recording duration.
Before hitting send, take a moment to preview your message, or discard it and try again if needed. And rest assured, these voice messages seamlessly integrate with all other Chat features – you can quote them, react to them, reply to them in threads, and more.

This feature is already out and ready to use, and we are looking forward to their next update – transcriptions for voice messages in the upcoming months, so keep an eye out on our blog for more info on that!

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