Last year, we expanded smart canvas by introducing smart chips in Google Chat on web. Since then, you’ve been able to share information in a more usable, structured way by accessing and previewing rich, context-setting information and files directly in your message threads.
Today, we’re announcing the ability to search for and insert a smart chip that links to a space. These new smart chips will make it easier to share and collaborate on content related to specific spaces.
When composing a message in Chat, typing “@” will now display a list of suggested spaces to include as a smart chip, based on your membership. You can search for a space by typing the space name, and the results will be determined by spaces you’ve accessed most recently. Once a space is selected, you can insert the space smart chip into your message. You can also paste the link (URL) of a space into a message and press the Tab key to convert it into a space smart chip.
Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. End users: In Google Chat on web, you can choose from the following options: Type “@” followed by a space name to search for the space and insert the space smart chip directly into a message. Paste a link to a space (or link to a message within the space) into a message and press the Tab key to instantly convert it into a space smart chip. Mobile users can receive and click on space smart chips, but cannot insert them on the Chat mobile app at this time. You must be a member of a space to search for and share that space smart chip. A recipient of the space smart chip must be a member of the space to access it. If they are not a member, they will not have access.
Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on February 9, 2024Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on February 26, 2024
Available to all Google Workspace customers, Google Workspace Individual subscribers, and users with personal Google accounts