Remote Working with Google Workspace
(Formerly G Suite)
Remote working in Google Workspace using Google Drive, Meet and Chat
With many businesses considering how best to keep teams connected when colleagues are working from different locations, we would like to help by providing support, tips and tricks for working remotely in Google Workspace.
Tips and Tricks
If you work on a team that’s spread across the globe, Google Meet and Chat let you stay connected from anywhere in the world, at any time. Read our top tips for working from home, video meetings and using chat rooms and direct messages to keep in touch with your team.
View our quick videos on getting up to speed with Google Drive, Meet and Chat to work remotely.
Google Workspace Reference Guides
We've put together some useful quick reference guides on the Google Workspace topics that will help you when you're working remotely, to ensure you can stay in touch with your team and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentation slides as if you were next to each other in the office.
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Remote Working FAQs
Read our frequently asked questions on remote working with Google Drive, Meet and Chat.
What's the best way to manage work and personal Google Workspace accounts when working from home?
Can you change the view in Google Meet so you can see everyone on a call?
Although Google Meet automatically changes the layout of the screen depending on the number of people on the call, you can choose to a specific layout at any time.
Find out how to change the screen layout
How can you organise messages in a chat room?
Don’t just create one thread in a room with all replies underneath it. If you are starting a conversation on a new topic, start a new thread in the room. That way, people can prioritise which threads they need to read.
Find out how to start a new thread in a chat room
Can you change the number of notifications you receive from Google Chat?
Yes, you can manage your notifications so that you only receive notifications for the rooms you absolutely need to follow. Less important chat rooms can be browsed when you have time.
Find out how to manage notifications in Google Chat