Google Chat gets a new interface to match the redesigns of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail. This update is based on Google Material Design 3.
You’ll see from the GIF below that there are some minor tweaks made to the interface. These include rounded buttons, a rounded Search bar, and blue accents. The main message view has also seen some small changes, including the compose setup, the new topic button and the thread panel in direct messages and space.
Google also announced earlier this week a new Chat feature which allows Space Managers to create announcement-only channel , similar to what you can do with Slack. It’s a great way to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
The redesign will be rolling out in the next few months. You’ll see that Google Chat is slightly different. What’s new?
Google Chat will be getting a new look based on Google Material Design 3. The UI now includes tweaks such as updated fonts, colours, layouts and panel sizing. Changes are coming to the top bar app, the left navigation, the main message view and compose setup. Also, the new topic button and thread panel in direct messages and space will be updated.
Google announced in a blog that Currents would no longer be accessible after July 5, 2023. Google also stated that administrators would have the option of exporting Currents data until August 8. A GIF shared by Google shows a search bar that is rounded and has more options in the sidebar.
Google said: “We hope that this new product experience will increase collaboration and make it easier for you to complete tasks in your workflow.”
Release and availability
No action is needed by admins or end users to receive the new interface. These updates will be automatically rolled out to the web over the next few weeks.
Users with Google Accounts and all Google Workspace users, as well G Suite Basic & Business customers will have access to the new feature.
Amazon Web Services has announced Bedrock, a generative AI tool that allows developers to enhance their software with artificially-intelligent systems. This is similar to Microsoft’s ChatGPT Chatbot Engine. AWS is releasing two large-language AWS services. Google Currents shuts down
Google announced earlier this week that Currents will be discontinued to focus on experiences for communities that are more integrated with Google Workspace. Customers can opt in for an automated migration of currents data into spaces on Google Chat.
Google Chat will continue to be developed and improved with new features. Currents will cease to exist on July 5, 2023.