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Google Chat 'rooms' have become 'spaces'

What are spaces?

Beginning September 8, 2021, if you used Chat in Gmail, the term ‘rooms’ was automatically updated to ‘spaces’. This change does not alter the functionality in Chat in any way. At a later date, ‘spaces’ will be enhanced to include newer features such as in-line topic threading, discoverable spaces, and enhanced user roles and moderation.

What does this mean for me?

Renaming ‘rooms’ to ‘spaces’ has not changed Chat room functionality in any way. You will still be able to use the same features such as group communication, sharing files, and assigning tasks that are currently available today in ‘rooms’.

Learn more about spaces and other changes coming to Google Workspace on our blog.

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