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Google has a new function to avoid documents with viruses in Drive

In a new update, Google will implement warnings to alert users to potential malicious links within files located on Drive from the web.


The technology company announced that this modality will help people not to fall into phishing traps or any other social engineering strategy that could be risky.

In the coming weeks the warning banner or notice in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings from users before opening the potentially dangerous link. That is, the ad will not appear when there are safe links within the documents, so if the warning is not displayed, the document is most likely trustworthy.


Google recalled that they previously announced that there would be warning banners for potentially malicious or dangerous files on google drive and that they are now extending the file-level warnings.

“We are extending these warnings to the file level; In the future, if you open a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file on the web, you’ll see these warnings.”


This implementation will help people to protect yourself from potential scammers that have used google files to place malicious links. Previously the warning only appeared in Drive and in the coming weeks they will also be available on the web.

Supposedly in 2020 wired noted that there had been several scams in various Google sharing and collaboration features to display malicious files to unsuspecting or unsuspecting users.

The technology said that the modality will be applied to administrators and users with individual profiles and that this option cannot be configured, since it will appear by default. will be available for all customers of Google Workspaceas well as for G Suite Basic and Business users.


It is currently rolling out to rapid release domains, but it will start appearing for most users within 15 days.

Writing collaborative emails in Gmail

Last month Google reported the implementation of a function in docs designed to make it easy to use your word processor to compose emails.

It is a template for emails that those involved can write in from Google Docs. Once you have the content ready, write @email on a blank page or select the ‘Draft email’ option.

An email template will automatically be added so you can get started. This obviously includes an email, your recipient’s ID, subject line, and body. When you are ready to send, click the Gmail icon on the left to open the mail service.

This feature seems to be most useful for emails where multiple people can contribute, allowing everyone to collaborate to edit them in Google Docs and post comments and suggestions.

Of course, there is nothing to prevent copying and pasting text between the above two Google services, but the purpose of Smart Canvas is to make it easy to switch between products like these.

Google says the email compose feature it announced last month will be available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as anyone using previous plans G Suite Basic and Business.

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