Slash commands and dialogs now available for Google Chat bots

Quick launch summary

Google Chat bots can be a great way to help users streamline workflows, accomplish tasks, and get information and notifications in real time, without switching contexts away from Chat. We’re adding two new Chat bot features that make it easier to find and use Chat bots:
  • Slash Commands for Google Chat bots: Slash commands enable users to simply type “/” in the message line to reveal a list of functions offered by available bots. This makes it much easier to discover and use Chat bot functions that are available to you.
  • Dialogs for Google Chat bots: Dialogs allow developers to build user interfaces to create visual interfaces to gather inputs from users in a structured format. By guiding users to enter information in the right format, developers can be more confident of getting the specific data in the right formats to make their bots as useful as possible.

Slash commands make it easier to discover Chat bot functions

Dialogs help users input structured information to make Chat bots more useful

Getting started

Rollout pace

  • Available now for all users.


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