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Google Chat's desktop, web app upgraded; dark mode, new calender features added

The upgrade is being rolled out in stages, so if some Google Chat users do not see Dark Mode, they will soon, since the deployment is expected to take 15 days to reach all users.

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New Delhi, First Published Aug 23, 2021, 3:05 PM IST
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With a new version, Google Chat desktop and web client and the progressive web app will support Dark Mode. This comes roughly a year after Dark Mode was added to the Google Chat app for Android and iOS. Google announced the deployment in a blog post, stating that users would be able to change their theme by heading to settings. The upgrade is being rolled out in stages, so if some Google Chat users do not see Dark Mode, they will soon, since the deployment is expected to take 15 days to reach all users. Along with this Google Chat upgrade, Google is releasing an update to Google Calendar that will allow users to add work locations and change their location.

According to Google, the admin cannot manage the Dark Mode on the Google Chat web client, desktop app, or progressive web app, and it is entirely up to the user to choose their theme. On Google Chat, users may enable Dark Mode by going to Settings > Theme Settings and selecting Dark Mode. The method is the same for all three clients. All Google Workspace clients and G Suite Basic and Business users will be able to access the new functionality.

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Aside from that, the new Google Calendar function allows users to put their work location straight into the calendar. Users can enter their work location for the week and modify it whenever they like. Users will be able to show others which days of the week they will be at work using this function.

Recently, Google deleted eight apps from the Google Play app store to impersonate bitcoin cloud mining programmes. The business discovered that the malicious apps merely misled consumers into watching advertising and paying a $15 (roughly Rs 1,110) subscription for improved mining capabilities. 

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