New custom templates in Google Drive
Google’s G Suite is getting a few upgrades. Google team announced that it would allow organisations that pay for G Suite to add customised templates for Google Drive(Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Docs).
Templates were added as a feature last year, but G Suite customers can now add templates of their own, which will be shown in a separate category.
We know time spent re-creating files in the workplace takes away from the time your team can spend collaborating and achieving results, So Google has introduced custom templates in G Suite for the Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms files your teams use the most. New tools in G Suite like Explore, Action items, and other features to help your teams save time and focus on what’s important: creating work, faster.
With this new feature, your team can simply submit files to shared template galleries in the Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms home screens for your co-workers to adapt and use as needed. With these customisation templates, your teams can focus less on formatting and more on driving impact and sharing success.
Note that if you disabled template submissions to the old Google Drive templates gallery in the Admin console, users in your organisation will not be able to see and use the new galleries when they launch. You can enable the new galleries for your users in the Admin console (Apps > G Suite > Drive and Docs > Templates). You can also configure the categories available for your organisation's templates from that same section in the Admin console.
Also addition to this,G Suite for Business customers can require templates be approved before they appear in the galleries, or prevent end users from submitting new templates altogether. These features are not enabled by default, so you’ll need to update your settings if you want to moderate or restrict template submissions to the galleries.
What about the older Templates you have in your Drive?
By early 2017,The old templates gallery will be shut down,So you need to transits your older template to new one before the deadline. Google Team will send you an alert with exact date with a message in the old gallery, but it will not take place before February 1st, 2017.
Google is rolling out these features (both in the Admin console and in the home screens) to all admins, regardless of their release track.