Enable discovery and sharing of Spaces in Google Chat

What’s changing 

You can now create spaces in Google Chat that you can share with others in your organization to join via link. 

Update a space's access to everyone in an organization when creating a new space

Quickly copy a link to share with others

Easily join a new space with a shared link

Who’s impacted 

End users 

Why it’s important 

With this launch, Spaces are no longer restricted to only people added to the conversation. This update allows for the creation of topic-based conversations that can be shared more broadly within an organization. This can be particularly useful for spaces that are oriented around: 
  • Sharing knowledge widely with others, including team discussions, how-to guides and mentoring opportunities. 
  • Organizational and policy updates. 
  • Situations where you need to quickly gather interested folks or those with relevant expertise, for example to investigate an outage. 
  • Cultural and social topics of interest, like reading, sports, or cooking. 

We hope this feature makes it easier to more broadly share information, build communities and foster discussion across your organization. 

Additional details 

Configuring a space to be shareable 
Users can only enable a space to be shareable within an organization at creation. At this time, users cannot enable discovery for existing spaces and share them via link. 

Access to a shareable space 
Note that users outside of your organization will not be able to join such a space, even with the shared link. 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers