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Duo, meet Meet: One upgraded app for video calling and meetings

If you’re using the existing Google Meet app, there will be no change to your experience. Your existing Meet app and icon will change to Google Meet (original). You can continue using this app to join and schedule meetings, but we recommend using the updated Google Meet app to get combined video meeting and calling…

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Ask a Techspert: What’s breaking my text conversations?

Not to brag, but I have a pretty excellent group chat with my friends. We use it to plan trips, to send happy birthdays and, obviously, to share lots and lots of GIFs. It’s the best — until it’s not. We don’t all have the same kind of phones; we’ve got both Android phones and…

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Help kids learn to read with Read Along, now available on the web

Over the past three years, more than 30 million kids have read more than 120 million stories on Read Along. The app, which was first released as Bolo in India in 2019 and released globally as Read Along the following year, helps kids learn to read independently with the help of a reading assistant, Diya.As…

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Meet the team responsible for hacking Google

There is very close collaboration between the team simulating the attackers and the teams acting as defenders (e.g., Threat Analysis Group (TAG) and Detection/Response teams), who might identify suspicious activities and respond to them. Since there are multiple exercises happening at any given time, we differentiate between several types of exercises and the response after…

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How Google Assistant helped me spend more time outside

Summer is my favorite season, and whenever it comes around, I always try to soak up as much sunshine as I can. But with my schedule, it can be tough to carve out quality outdoor time. So as we hit the end of summer in the U.S., I set a challenge for myself — to…

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Celebrating India’s Independence on Google Arts & Culture

Today, ahead of the Independence Day of India on August 15, we’re launching a new collection: ‘India Ki Udaan’, published in English and Hindi. This collection celebrates India’s unwavering spirit and its 75 years of independence, and the literal title translation means “India takes flight”. It allows anyone to explore more than 120 illustrations and…

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How a love of art and engineering led Nichole to YouTube

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns, apprentices and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Nichole Lasater, a software engineer at YouTube, whose background in both…

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How we’re improving search results when you use quotes

In the past, we didn’t always do this because sometimes the quoted material appears in areas of a document that don’t lend themselves to creating helpful snippets. For example, a word or phrase might appear in the menu item of a page, where you’d navigate to different sections of the site. Creating a snippet around…

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4 ways to use Touch to Search on Chrome

3. Tap or hold down to get results.When we say “press” on words, that means you can usually tap or hold-down on words to activate Touch to Search, so it’s simple for you to search in context. Recently, we standardized what happens when you tap and when you hold down, so you’ll get the same…

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Googlers for climate: meet Lisa Arendt

Based in Zürich, Lisa is Product Partnerships Manager for Maps. She helps partners to integrate their charging station locations into Google Maps, which makes recharging as seamless as possible for e-drivers.And by seamless, she means that charging should be as easy, safe and reliable as it is with petrol- or diesel-powered cars.She grew up in…

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