Easy access to people, documents, building blocks and more in Google Docs

What’s changing

Building upon the recently introduced row of buttons at the top of your newly created Google Docs, we’re adding more ways to quickly find and insert relevant content directly into your document with an additional way to open the @-menu. This is another feature that boosts productivity and saves time by bringing smart canvas features to the forefront of your workflow.
When moving to a blank line within your Doc, you will see an “@” button with the option to select, search and insert smart chips, such as people, dates, timers, file chips, building blocks, calendar events, groups and more.

Getting started

Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. End users: This feature will be ON by default and cannot be disabled by the user. Visit the Help Center to learn more about inserting smart chips & building blocks in your Google Doc.

Rollout pace

Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on December 11, 2023 Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on January 2, 2024


Available to all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google Accounts