Now you can embed third-party app “sensible chips” into your Google Doc after the corporate introduced yesterday that the function is now obtainable for each Google Workspace customers and people with private Google accounts. Google introduced it was opening the function to 3rd events final yr as a part of its ongoing “sensible canvas” revamp of its workplace suite that has introduced different options like a pageless structure to Google Docs.
To make use of third-party sensible chips, you’ll first need to have an admin or consumer set up the app’s add-on from the Google Workspace Market. Then, you’ll be able to merely seize a share hyperlink from the third-party app supply and paste it into your doc. From there, you’ll be prompted to hit the tab key, which pops the sensible chip into the doc and allows you to preview the app’s information and work standing, so folks collaborating inside a Google Doc can shortly see the place that undertaking’s progress is with out leaving the doc.
How the chips are carried out relies on the developer. As an illustration, in keeping with the apps’ Workspace Market pages, Figma “permits customers to drag interactive previews of Figma and FigJam recordsdata into Google Docs, in order that teammates can simply reference the newest designs and undertaking work in context,” whereas the Atlassian Cloud add-on can allow you to connect related Jira points so you’ll be able to observe them inside a working Doc.
I attempted it out and was in a position to get the mixing up and working with Figma in a matter of simply a few minutes — it was fairly cool. As soon as the hyperlink was pasted in, I simply hovered over the Figma hyperlink, and after a second, it popped up with a preview picture of the undertaking, together with who created it and when it was final up to date.