Ever spent ages searching for a specific piece of info in Google Docs? If so, it’s time to meet your new best friend: Google’s Smart Chips.
They’re highlighted bits of text that, with a simple mouse hover, open a pop-up card with more information. That co-worker whose contact info you can never remember? Just add a smart chip with their name, and their contact details appear. Need to share a business location? Insert a smart chip, and a map pops up. Dates, file links, even interactive drop-downs — smart chips have got you covered.
Every member of your team can update existing smart chips or add new ones, making sharing and accessing crucial information easy.
Behind the scenes, smart chips connect with other Google Workspace apps and services. So if a co-worker’s contact info changes in your Google Contacts, the smart chip in your document will automatically update. It’s all part of Google’s ‘smart canvas’ concept — enhancing Workspace apps to make them ‘more flexible, interactive, and intelligent.’
I’m hoping Microsoft brings this idea to 365.
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