Custom Building Blocks Coming to Google Workspace, but Not for Everyone
Google continues to build its Workspace platform up with new and innovative tools that can help businesses be more successful and efficient. One such tool is a new solution being offered to select businesses using work or school platforms of Google Workspace: custom building blocks.
It should be noted, however, that this feature is absent from personal Google accounts, so users might have to wait and see if they will get to take advantage of custom building blocks in the future.
That said, the feature is still pretty neat for businesses and educational institutions who utilize Google Workspace. Building blocks essentially allow users to save bits of text, tables, and other assets to reuse easily in the future. These “blocks” can be inserted into documents as needed. While templates make it easy to build out entire documents, the blocks are more for smaller sections of the document.
Some of the built-in building blocks that users can take advantage of include assets like meeting notes, email drafts, code blocks, product roadmaps, review trackers, project assets, and launch content trackers. These are the default, out-of-the-box solutions, but users who fall into the above categories will be able to save and utilize their own custom building blocks, making the feature much more dynamic and customizable to your business’ specific needs.
It’s easy enough to use, according to Google. All you will have to do is select the portion of a document or asset that you want to include, right-click it, and select Save as custom building block. The building blocks will then be stored in a special folder in your Google Drive.
Adding building blocks is easy, too. To do so, you just type the @ symbol with the name of your block.
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