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Google to launch Spaces app for more focused group sharing

Spaces aims to simplify group messaging by letting you have conversations centered on specific articles, images and videos.


Google hopes to make group messaging simpler and more focused with a new app called Spaces, the company announced Monday.

Articles, images and videos will be the center of group conversations, called "spaces," because of the app's built-in integration to other Google products such as Google Search, YouTube and Chrome. For example, you can invite friends to a space in which you discuss your favorite YouTube cat video or create a space to discuss an article about your least-favorite presidential candidate.

The Spaces app was scheduled to launch on Android, iOS, desktop and mobile web for all Gmail accounts on Monday, but it wasn't live as of 12:30 p.m. ET. Google has not immediately returned a request for comment.