Google is releasing new improvements for Workplace, the company’s collection of productivity tools formerly known as G Suite, at the company’s Cloud Next conference this week. Customers will notice a few changes, but Google is mainly using this time to open up Workspace by adding new integrations and developer tools that expand the overall Workspace ecosystem.
You might be familiar with Google’s platform before. For example, in Gmail, you’ll see add-on extensions from the likes of Adobe and others. However, Google is now claiming that it is taking its “biggest steps yet” in making Google Workspace the most open and extensible platform for users.
Part of Google’s strategy is to open up its smart chips – those links to other documents, people, and other information (and their respective pop-ups when you hover over those links) – to third-parties. To do this, Google partnered with Nestadia, Atlassian, Asana, Figma, Miro, and Tableau. Today we’re excited to announce that all six companies are already building integrations for Google Docs!
Google is launching Google Workspace 2.0 at the company’s Cloud Next event this week. This suite of tools, formerly known as G Suite, offers many new features for both consumers and developers to enjoy. However, what has everyone excited is the service’s promised opening up throughout its extended ecosystems with new integrations for third-party services.
Google made a number of integrations to Google Workspace before, but now they’re taking it a step further. You know how Gmail has Google Drive integrated (Google add-ons)? Now Google argues that this is its “biggest move yet” because the company hopes to make Workspace the most open and configurable platform for users.
One way that Google is making its platforms more accessible to different kinds of businesses is by opening up the links in their smart documents—those links to other people, documents, and other information (and their respective pop-ups when you hover over those links) you can add by typing “@” in a Google Doc—for third-part vendors. With today’s launch, Google partnered with AODocs, Atlassian, Asana, Figma, Miro and Tableau all which are building integrations.
Facebook also introduced a set of API’s that will allow third-party developers to include integrations like starting meetings or initiating meetings from their apps. Asana and LumApps are the launch partners for the API’s with these new integrations and other API’s that have been mentioned, all set to be released in early 2023.
Meet also now has an add-on SDK to help developers integrate their apps into the Meet service. Figma and Figjam are both bringing their collaborative web-based apps to Meet, so you can use them to collaborate on designs with teams, from anywhere.
Google recently announced a new integration with AppSheet that allows anyone to build an integration for Google Chat without needing any coding knowledge.