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Administering Google Workspace Using Google Workspace

See which Google Workspace features are available for your license

Wondering why you can’t see a particular Google Workspace feature? Check out this table (updated each week) to see if it’s available for your particular Google Workspace license.

Last updated 12 May 2022

Not seeing a particular update here? That means it’s available to everyone so I haven’t added it to the list.

Google Calendar

Name of feature (links to user guide)IndividualStarterStandardPlusAdmin Action
Focus TimeNoNoYesYesNo
Out of officeNoYesYesYesNo
Appointment SchedulingYesNoYesYesNo
See Calendar status from Google ChatNoYesYesYesYes
Control whether a user’s Google Calendar status is displayed across Google Workspace productsNoNoNoYesYes
Chat with meeting attendees directly from Google Calendar.NoYesYesYesNo
See how your time is spent across meetings and collaborators (Time Insights)NoNoYesYesYes
Share where you’re working from in Google CalendarNoNoYesYesYes
Set up Google Meet breakout rooms ahead of meetings in Google CalendarYesNoYesYesNo
Set your working locationNoNoYesYesYes
Require email verification when using appointment schedulingYesNoYesYesNo

Google Meet

Name of feature (links to user guide)IndividualStarterStandardPlusAdmin Action
Set up co-host controlsNoNoYesYesYes
Automatically move breakout room participants back to the original meetingNoNoYesYesNo
Control the ability to present to Google Meet from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides with a new Admin settingNoYesYesYesYes
Use of captions and cross-domain live streamsNoNoNoNoYes
Easier to notice and address raised handsNoNoYesYesNo
Background noise reduction in Google MeetNoNoYesYesNo
Set up Google Meet breakout rooms ahead of meetings in Google CalendarYesNoYesYesNo
End a Google Meet video call for everyone at onceYesNoNoNoNo
Mute all Google Meet participants at onceYesNoNoNoNo
Control background replacement in Google Meet with a new Admin settingNoYesYesYesYes
Live translated captions in Google MeetNoNoYesYesNo

Google Spaces

Name of feature (links to user guide)IndividualStarterStandardPlusAdmin Action
Delete messages from other usersNoNoYesYesNo

Make the most of your Google Workspace investment

Small business owners wear many hats including that of Google Workspace administrator but I’m betting that’s not your most favourite role! However it is mine – in fact I love helping small business owners get the most out of their Google Workspace investment.

And one way I do that, is by sending you all the tips, news and resources you need to run Google Workspace in your small business, so you can spend less time on ‘all that stuff’ and more time running the business you love.

Published every Sunday night to set you up for the week ahead. Designed and written by a small business owner for small business owners. 

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