Google announced several AI-powered features for Google Workspace during I/O back in May. One of these announcements was the addition of auto-generated summaries for Chat in Spaces, following the debut of that same feature in Google Docs. However, as many of these announcements go, they are mostly revealed in advance but not actually rolled out until weeks or months later.
Thankfully, the time is here, and conversation summaries in Google Chat on the web are finally rolling out. These summaries allow you to quickly catch up on unread messages and find the most important threads by looking at a summary of the conversations in a Space.
The rollout began yesterday, October 19, 2022, for Rapid Release domains and will start on November 2, 2022, for Scheduled Release domains. Both release schedules will follow an extended rollout that could take more than two weeks. Additionally, this feature will be ON by default, and there will be no admin control. However, the users themselves will be able to disable it.
• Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Education Standard, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, Frontline, and Nonprofits customers
• Not available to Google Workspace Business Starter, Education Fundamentals, and legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers
• Not available to users with personal Google Accounts