Google will make it easier to distinguish between business and personal apps on Android

Google will make it easier to distinguish between business and personal apps on Android

At the moment, the tool is only available to enterprise customers, but starting in 2022 Google will begin rolling it out to Workspace users. It then plans to make it available to other identity providers. “This will eventually allow anyone using Android for business purposes to separate work and personal apps in one interface and pause all work-related apps in one click,” the company said. The feature’s expansion should be of great help to business owners and freelancers but nearly anyone can benefit from having a better work-life balance.

Google intends to expand the availability of Android’s work profile functionality to additional devices. If you’re unfamiliar with the programme, it divides your business and personal applications and adds a toggle to your phone that you can use to disable the latter when you need to unplug. When you toggle the switch, any work-related applications you have installed on your device will no longer be able to give you alerts or access your location. It also segregates data from your personal apps, preventing your company’s IT department from seeing your personal information.

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