Google is adding new options to recently released features in new Google Sites. You’ll now be able to:
- Add captions to images in an image carousel
- Set a transition speed for an image carousel
- Hide headings from a table of contents
- Choose between different styling options for buttons
Why you’d use them
Google recently launched the ability to insert image carousels, table of contents, and buttons in new Google Sites. Based on user feedback, Google is introducing several highly requested options to these features, to help you better customize your sites.
How to get started
- Admins: No action required.
- End users: See below for more information on getting started with these features. Or, use Google’s Help Center to learn more about customizing image carousels, table of contents, and buttons.
Add captions to carousel images and set transition speed:
To add a caption, hover over any image, click the “Add text” button, and select “Add caption”.
To specify a transition speed for image carousels that auto-start, go to Settings > Transition speed and select an option from the dropdown menu.
Hide a heading from a table of contents:
To hide a heading from a Table of Contents, hover over a heading and click the Hide button. The heading will be hidden from view on your published site.
More styling options for buttons:
Buttons now have three styling options: filled, outlined, and text. By default, a newly added button will be filled, but you can change the button’s style using the dropdown in its toolbar.
- Rapid Release domains: Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility) starting on December 2, 2019
- Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility) starting on December 2, 2019
Google Workspace editions
- Available to all Google Workspace editions
On/off by default?
- These features will be available by default.