Review your administrative settings before the Google Duo app is upgraded later this year.
Dear EDU Administrator,
We are contacting you because:
- Your institution currently has Google Meet services ON, or
- Users within your institution are currently using the Duo app with their Workspace for Education account.
We’d like to let you know that we will upgrade the Google Duo app to include all Google Meet features. Later this year, we’ll change the name of the Google Duo app to Google Meet. This will allow users to schedule video meetings and use video calling from Meet.
You will receive another email notification before this change.
What does this mean for my institution?
Your users will still be able to host meetings in the Meet app and on the web as long as the Meet services is ON in the Admin console.
Duo is currently restricted for users under 18. After the upgrade from Google Duo to Google Meet, the video calling features will remain restricted for these users. As the administrator, you can disable access to Duo for users over 18 by turning OFF the Additional Google services control. These users will no longer be able to use Duo features while signed in with their Workspace for Education account.
Note: Turning OFF the Additional Google Services control turns OFF all the apps that fall under this category without individual ON/OFF switches. See Manage access to services that aren’t controlled individually for additional information.
The current number of users with Duo access within your organization is 3.
What do I need to do?
No action is required. This upgrade is automatic, and we’ll provide at least a 30-day notice before it takes place. However, we suggest reviewing how your administrative settings may impact your users after the upgrade, as described in the previous section.
We’re here to help
If you have questions or need assistance, please visit the Admin Help Center.
Thanks for choosing Google Workspace for Education.
— The Google Workspace for Education Team
Opt into the migration before December 31, 2022, and we’ll move most of your data to Spaces before Currents is disabled in mid-2023.
We’re writing to give you more details on the future of Google Currents and the next generation of collaboration in Spaces. As we announced in February 2022, Currents will no longer be available starting mid-2023.
If you want us to migrate your content and communities from Currents to Spaces, you must opt in from the Admin console before December 31, 2022.
Note: For more information about Spaces, see the Navigate hybrid work blog post.
What does this mean for my organization?
If your organization opts into the migration, we’ll move most of your Currents data to Spaces in early 2023. For a complete list of the data that will and will not be migrated, please refer to the Currents to Spaces feature migration article in the Help Center.
Please note that we will not migrate any Google+ posts created before the Currents GA launch in July 2020. If you’d like to retain this and any other data that we cannot migrate, you’ll need to export it.
Your organization can continue using Currents until your domain’s data is migrated in early 2023, at which point Currents will be placed in takeout-only mode. You will then be able to export your Currents data until Currents becomes unavailable in mid-2023. We’ll notify you by email at least 30 days before migrating your data and turning down Currents.
Important: If you don’t opt into the migration, you’ll still have access to Currents and the ability to export your data until Currents is turned off in mid-2023.
What do I need to do?
If you’d like us to migrate your organization’s data from Currents to Spaces, review the Currents Admin console settings in Spaces section in our Help Center for a step-by-step guide before December 31, 2022. Note that these steps include:
- Opting into the migration from the Admin console.
- Enabling Chat for your domain.
- Turning on Spaces for external guests.
For more information, including answers to common questions, check out our guide to the Currents migration for administrators, where we’ll continue to share updates as we approach migration.
We’re here to help
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Google Workspace support. When you call or submit your support case, reference issue number 236154118.
Thanks for choosing Google Workspace.
– The Google Workspace Team