Google Launches Group-Sharing App ‘Spaces’ on iOS, Android and Desktop
Google launches a brand new application known “Spaces” ,which the Internet giant calls a tool for group sharing.
“With Spaces, it’s simple to find and share articles, videos and images without leaving the app, since Google Search , YouTube , and Chrome come built in,” product director Luke Wroblewski said in a blog post.
The app has been in private beta for a few months already, but today it’s shedding those beta tags and will start rolling out on Android, iOS, the desktop, and the mobile Web for Gmail accounts.
Users create what are known (unsurprisingly) as “spaces” for a specific topic or purpose, and then invite anyone to join. When new content is added, each member of the space is alerted. You can also search for previously shared content through the search box.
Spaces is kind of like a social network crossed with a messaging app, and it could be Google’s attempt to gain traction in a space that has become dominated by the omnipresence of Facebook, which lays claim to billions of users across Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.
With Spaces, it’s simple to find and share articles, videos and images without leaving the app, since Google Search, YouTube, and Chrome come built in.
When someone shares something new to a space, the conversational view lets you see what the group is talking about without missing a beat.
Spaces is rolling out today on Android, iOS, Desktop, and Mobile web for all Gmail accounts. Give it a try and create your first space today.