4th October, 2023
With the rise of remote working, employees are no longer tied to an office or even a single location. This means that they need tools that can help them switch into work mode seamlessly and be productive no matter where they are. Android 14 makes it easy for employees to work from anywhere, with new customisations and productivity features that work hard to ease hard work - no matter the location.
Quick as a click
Save work screenshots directly to the Work Profile
Have you ever gone to quickly take a screenshot of something work-related as a reference point, only to realise that screenshots have been disabled and miss the moment, or worse - have to painstakingly copy everything down? With Android 14, screenshots taken within the work profile are saved to the work profile. So, businesses can enable the feature with confidence. Employees can take screenshots of work apps and websites, email them to colleagues, upload them to work storage, and work productively without risking security and data leaks.
Control what you share
Share only selected apps with partial screen share
No more derailing a meeting with that super cute background pic of your dog, or accidentally risking the details of a new secret project, or even presenting personal messages to your entire team. Partial screen share helps protect employee privacy and affords more control over what’s seen. When making a work call on the go, rather than having to share their whole screen as they find the relevant tab, employees can simply select which profile or app they make visible, so nothing personal accidentally makes it on air, and focus remains firmly on business.
Work effortlessly across profiles
Today’s distributed workforce expects the ability to work anywhere anytime, switching fluidly between work and personal. So devices need to do the same. That’s why Android 14 focuses on enhancing the cross-profile experience. When opening a link, employees can choose which profile or app to open it in, saving time having to dive between profiles.
And nothing says efficiency like the all-new in-app profile switching. Within Google apps, employees can simply swipe on their profile icon to access their work profile or personal account. For ease, employees can also now view and change their work profile settings from both their work and personal profiles in the settings.
Working with you
Empower employees with visual and hearing accessibility features
Android Enterprise is here to empower all employees. Visual accessibility features like improved magnification and nonlinear font size scaling, makes it easier for employees to read text without anything being cut off or becoming too large to fit the screen. The new font size tile in the quick setting menu also means employees can adjust text size quickly, without having to dive into settings - ideal for sharing info with a customer. Android 14 also gives employees more control over how their device interacts with hearing devices. Dedicated hearing aid controls can be accessed with a swipe from the homescreen, and employees can select which sounds go to their speaker, and which to their hearing device for the ultimate audio setup. And for when audio just doesn’t cut it, screen and/or camera flash notifications give visible alerts, so employees can confidently zone into a project, without the fear of missing something important.
Putting the you in unique
Create generative AI wallpapers on Pixel devices
A business is only as good as its employees, and Android 14 is all about celebrating the unique workforce. Employees using Pixel 8 onward are able to experience Google’s generative AI technology by creating personalised wallpapers that match their personality. With so many of us working on the go, it’s always nice to be able to customise your office.
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