Group sharing can often prove to be a big hassle. Multiple people use multiple sharing apps that are incompatible with each other, and group chats can bury useful information in a matter of seconds. Google tries to solve these problems through its new app, Spaces.
Spaces fits in nicely with other Google features like Drive, as it allows users to share articles, videos, and images. Anyone with a gmail can instantly access Spaces at this link (https://spaces.google.com/), and mobile users are sure to find Spaces very user-friendly as it comes with Google Search, YouTube, and Google Chrome built in, allowing for a surprising amount of versatility within a single app.
The group communication is also streamlined through Spaces. Whenever someone shares something new, a “conversational view” feature allows the user to see what is being shared without leaving the chat, adding a big improvement over other communications media like Facebook Messenger or even the iPhone’s stock text app; in both of these apps, a user might commonly face the issue of reading over a funny, recently-shared article and then come back to find themselves buried under hundreds of messages. In addition, Spaces allows the user to find items shared earlier with a quick search.
Spaces will also be used widely in the events of the upcoming Google I/O.