Google this morning announced a new app called "Spaces" for iOS, Android and desktop, that combines Google Search, YouTube, and Chrome together into one app to easily share and discuss content amongst friends. Similar to Gboard launched last week, Google is hoping to lessen the amount of time needed to jump between apps by streamlining multiple features into one application.

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To start off, users can create a Space within the app centering around any article or video they like, and invite friends and family to the Space through texts, email, or a connected social network. From there, they can start discussing the topic in question, and even go through old conversations with a search function that can pull up image results as well as hits related to text.

Group sharing isn’t easy. From book clubs to house hunts to weekend trips and more, getting friends into the same app can be challenging. Sharing things typically involves hopping between apps to copy and paste links. Group conversations often don’t stay on topic, and things get lost in endless threads that you can’t easily get back to when you need them.

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.

Google said it plans to test out Spaces at its annual Google I/O conference starting this week. The company will have Spaces set up for each session, letting developers and conference goers connect and discuss all of the event's biggest topics in one organized app.

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The rollout for Spaces is starting today, so users on iOS, Android, and desktop should be able to check out the new app soon.

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Top Rated Comments

nagromme Avatar
64 months ago
This smells like future abandonware to me...
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richwoodrocket Avatar
64 months ago
I'd like to see the inclusion of Gmail and Hangouts.
Please, no... We don't need this app in the first place.
I hope that they don't pull the YouTube app....
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jdillings Avatar
64 months ago
I misread it as "Google Combines Search, YouTube, and Chrome Into New Personal Data Collection App"
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jackth29 Avatar
64 months ago
Is anyone able to use this? Still says "Product will be live shortly, check back soon" BUT I see people with screenshots of this all over.
I'm getting the same thing—"Product will be live shortly, check back soon"
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Phil A. Avatar
64 months ago
I wanted to have a play with this but in typical Google fashion, it seems those of us who actually pay to use Google's services (Google Apps for Work accounts) are left behind: I just get this error

We are sorry, but you do not have access to this service. Please log in to your Admin Console to enable this service
Unfortunately, there's nowhere on the admin console I can see to enable it (and we're on the Rapid Release ring with automatic enrolment to new services)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ImVinnie Avatar
64 months ago
This is actually a pretty cool idea.

My wife and I both work and when I come across something she might be interested in I would email her, if this is supposed to work like it is advertised I can just add the story/Link/ etc... to it to our shared space and she can see it without me have to email her all the time
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