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Google updates Workspace’s ‘smart canvas,’ shutters Currents

Google has added new features to its Workspace productivity apps, including automated document summaries and the ability to embed Google Maps into documents.

The changes build on the “smart canvas” concept the company unveiled last year to modernize its application suite by connecting the various tools in a shared, all-in-one workspace.  Among the initial features announced last year were “smart chips” that let users link information between documents using the “@” symbol, for instance.

One new addition announced Tuesday is a smart chip for Google Maps, which lets Docs users embed a map preview into a document more easily. The smart chip generates a thumbnail that provides a quick view of location information, as well as a link to access Maps in a sidebar. It was not immediately clear when that feature would be generally available.

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Source:: Computerworld