Ahead of Google's I/O developer conference this week, Google has announced a new group messaging app.
(CCM) — On Monday, Google announced the launch of its new "Spaces" app for users on Android, iOS, desktop, and the mobile web. "We wanted to build a better group sharing experience, so we made a new app called Spaces that lets people get people together instantly to share around any topic," explained Google in a blog post on the new app. "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." With all of these services bundled in the app, users won't need to leave Spaces to see what others in the conversation are referencing, and it is easy to find things that were shared earlier with its intelligent search features. Anyone can be invited to join a space, and invites can be sent via "messaging, email, a social network, or whatever way you like."
Google released this new app ahead of I/O 2016 so that it can experiment with Spaces at the event. "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," said the app's Product Director, Luke Wroblewski. "If you're joining us in person at I/O, make sure you install Spaces on Android or iOS before you arrive!" Google will be using two "bleeding edge" integrations with the platform at the event: NFC tattoos and Bluetooth beacons. The app is available now.
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