Workspace admins will have until July 23rd to decide how the security update will be applied to their organization. They can choose to apply it with limitations or to opt out altogether. Meanwhile, personal users will get a notification about the change starting on July 26th and will have until September 13th to decide. They can also choose not to apply the update, but Google makes it clear in its notice that the option isn’t recommended. The company suggests not applying the update only to files posted publicly.
In addition, Google will also roll out changes for YouTube that could break a bunch of older links. YouTube has a security measure that makes links to unlisted videos hard to find for people they weren’t shared with, but it didn’t come out until 2017. Starting on July 23rd, all unlisted videos uploaded before 2017 will be made private unless users opt out.
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