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Google Workspace Developer News: Import data into Google Chat, more events supported for Events API, and more

Welcome to the third edition of the Google Workspace Developer News! Find out what’s new on the Google Workspace Platform.

Another great summary of Google Workspace Developer News put together by Chanel Greco from the Google Workspace DevRel team. The update includes information on:

Google Chat Enhancements

  • Import data from other messaging platforms, including historical memberships.
  • Send private messages in spaces with multiple people.
  • Add interactive buttons to messages.

Google Workspace Events API Updates

  • Subscriptions to Google Chat users now supported.
  • Lifecycle events sent when subscriptions expire.
  • Get() method added to Operations resource.

Google Workspace Add-ons

  • Link previews now supported in Google Sheets and Slides.
  • Third-party resource creation from the @ menu in Google Docs.

Other Updates

  • Drive file and folder storage limits increased to 500 million items per user.
  • Google Drive API v3 now provides information on installed apps.
  • Reports API event payload filtered to specified event name.
  • Chrome phasing out third-party cookies for enhanced privacy.

For a longer discussion and demos for link previews and third-party resources check out Totally Unscripted 5.3: Google Workspace Development: Now with a Side of Smart Chips!

Source: Import data into Google Chat, more events supported for Events API, and more

 

Google Workspace Developer News: Google Meet Web Add-ons SDK, tutorial for genAI Chat app, and more

Welcome to the second edition of the Google Workspace Developer News! Find out what’s new on the Google Workspace Platform.

I like to think I keep a close eye on Google Workspace development, but with so much happening it’s easy to miss what’s new. Here’s a really comprehensive recap put together by Chanel Greco from the Google Workspace DevRel team. As well as covering the recent release notes Chanel spotlights some additional new resources and changes worth finding out about. The episode covers:

  • 0:12 Delete versions in your Apps Script project
  • 0:35 Update to Google Chat API: User’s read state in spaces and threads
  • 1:06 Google Meet Web Add-ons SDK
  • 1:41 Directory API update (changes to ChromeOS management)
  • 2:06 Apps Script + Calendar API solution update
  • 2:20 Google Chat API update
  • 2:45 Extend the Google Workspace UI – overview page
  • 2:59 Google Drive API v3 available for Apps Script
  • 3:23 Update to the Card service
  • 4:11 Tutorial and code sample for building a genAI Chat app

Source: Google Meet Web Add-ons SDK, tutorial for genAI Chat app, and more

Highlights from the Google Workspace Developer Summit 2022 – The state of Workspace development is good!

Busy old couple of weeks at CTS and it’s been nice to get back to some face-to-face events. Last week I had the pleasure of joining the Google Workspace DevRel team on stage at the Google Workspace Developer Summit, London co-presenting with some guy called Charles Maxson.

A couple of years ago as part of Totally Unscripted we did a ‘State of Script‘ episode with then Apps Script PM Keith Einstein. This latest clip from the Google Workspace Developer YouTube channel captures not just the state of script, but the wider state of Workspace Dev.

The clip is worth a watch to get a summary of some of the new features coming to Workspace development. For me, not only is there plenty to get excited about my overall feeling from the Summit was Workspace development is now a first class citizen in the Google Cloud family. The state of Workspace development is good!

Source: Highlights from the Google Workspace Developer Summit 2022!