Google takes on Slack and WhatApp with ‘Spaces’ group sharing tool

19/05/2016

Google has launched Spaces, a collaborative messaging app similar to the increasingly popular Slack.

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Spaces features integration with other Google products, such as Chrome and YouTube, allowing users to share articles and videos without leaving the Spaces app.

A ‘space’ can be started and maintained around anything: a weekend getaway, a love of comic books, a study group or a book club.

Google says the inspiration for Spaces comes from users typically having to switch between various apps to copy and paste information into a group chat.

Some have posited that Spaces would be an ideal home for chatbots, similar to Facebook Messenger.

Spaces works in any desktop or mobile web browser, and features a Chrome extension, as well as apps for Android and iOS.

Spaces is expected to be used extensively at Google I/O, as the release announcement notes that "We've created a space for each session so that developers can connect with each other and Googlers around topics at I/O, and we've got a few surprises too."

Read more about Google's Spaces sharing app here


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