Google will now warn you when you open potentially malicious docs, sheets, and slides online

Google will put more warning banners on Google Drive files that might be dangerous. Google used to show the banners only when users tried to open a file in their Google Drive account or inside a Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings file. The banners will show up when users try to open a potentially dangerous or malicious Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file on the Web.

In a blog post by Google, they say that this feature is available to everyone who has a Google Workspace account and people who still have G Suite Basic or Business. The official rollout began on April 27, and it will be available to all users in stages over the next few weeks. As long as 15 days, everyone will get it, Google says.

The move by Google is meant to stop scams that use its productivity tools, which bad people have used in the past to send phishing and other malicious links. The new version takes the warning banners out of the productivity tools and puts them on the Internet instead so that anyone can see them.

Google announced a new feature for Google Workspace this month that lets you use all emojis, including gender-neutral ones. Using a symbol instead of writing a comment or remark on any content on Google Docs, users can now respond to any piece of content on the site. As the company says, it can use all the emojis in the most recent version. These also come in gender-neutral styles.

If you don’t know how to use the emoji reaction feature, they’ll show up when you highlight text. They’ll be a third option next to “Add Comment” and “Suggest Edits.” According to Google, these responses are a less formal way to comment. Emoji reactions are coming to Google Docs when the service is going through a significant change. It’s going from being a word processor to more of a collaboration tool for people who work from home.