Sending a selection of photos or videos over Google Chat will finally be a lot less annoying thanks to a new update.
The chat software has announced that users are now able to select more than one image or video at a time to send with their Google Chat message.
Previously, users were only able to attach a single photo or video, often resulting in long wait and loading times for those who wanted to post multiple items at once, with the new addition hopefully helping to boost online collaboration throughout the way around.
Google Chat images
As most of us would probably guess, the feature is pretty straightforward to use. In your chosen Google Chat, click through to the image selection menu and start clicking to select the images you want to send. Once selected, an image can be clicked again to deselect.
As before, Google Chat supports sending BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP and HEIC files up to 200MB.
In a Google Workspace update blog pos (opens in new tab)Announcing the update, the company announced that iOS and Android users will be able to enjoy the new addition now.
There’s no news on when web users will get the feature, but given how popular it should prove to be, we can’t imagine it will be around for too long.
The upgrade follows a promise earlier this year from Google Workspace to help improve communication and collaboration for all kinds of teams.
Users can now start a Google Meet call (opens in new tab) directly from their Docs, Sheets or Slides file, with calls also now including polls, Q&A and automatic noise reduction across many different types of hardware.
Google Chat also recently introduced a new feature that allows users to create group chats (known as Spaces) on the platform (opens in new tab) which can then be shared with others in your organization. The company says this will be particularly useful for creating and sharing “topic-based conversations” within your company, such as team discussions, how-to guides and mentoring opportunities.
Video meetings should also now be more secure and interactive, with the latter point covering functions ranging from reactions during the meeting to picture-in-picture video.