Last week, Google announced a new app: Google Spaces. The idea behind Spaces is to create topic-based, shareable spaces that allow you to make a space about anything that interests you and then share it with your friends. Here’s a quick tour of Spaces.

For desktop:

  1. To create a space, go to Google Spaces and click Create a Space. 
  2. Name it, and then you can send out invitations to the space. You can send out the link by copying it, emailing it directly, or sharing it via Facebook.

Spaces also has a mobile app. The video tutorial demos it on iOS, but it’s also available on Android.

For mobile:

  1. Mobile has some expanded options for sharing, including sharing via a message (e.g., text or email). This is a convenient way to share mobile content.
  2. Spaces integrates with Google search and YouTube. So you can search for a video in YouTube, view it, and then share it–all without ever having to leave a single app. This is great for a streamlined content browsing and sharing experience.
  3. You can have conversations about content within Spaces and stay focused on the topic of a given space.
  4. If you want to search through your spaces, you can use the search bar at the top of the screen.

Try it out for yourself and see what you think.

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

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Doug Joubert
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Doug Joubert

So, I see it limits how many people can join your Space. What is the limit, though? I can’t find that anywhere on the Help menu.

Dj
NOLA

Doug Joubert
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Doug Joubert

So, I see it limits how many people can join your Space. What is the limit, though? I can’t find that anywhere on the Help menu.

Dj
NOLA

Althea
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Althea

I got a 404 error when trying to “create” a space by clicking on the “create a space” button on your above link.

Althea
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Althea

I got a 404 error when trying to “create” a space by clicking on the “create a space” button on your above link.

Amit Mehrotra
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Amit Mehrotra

Everytime I try to install Google Spaces on my MacBook, I get a 404 error. Is this a Mac thing? I’m using a Chrome Browser, so I thought it would be fine. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Amit Mehrotra
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Amit Mehrotra

Everytime I try to install Google Spaces on my MacBook, I get a 404 error. Is this a Mac thing? I’m using a Chrome Browser, so I thought it would be fine. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Gregory
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Gregory

Cool

Gregory
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Gregory

Cool

Paul Searle
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Paul Searle
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Peter Berkhout
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Doesn’t work for me… Using GAFE and Google Apps for Business (ServiceNotAllowed)

Peter Berkhout
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Doesn’t work for me… Using GAFE and Google Apps for Business (ServiceNotAllowed)

George
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George

Is Spaces a closed, invite only, group?

George
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George

Is Spaces a closed, invite only, group?

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