Report: Google tests a new group conversation app dubbed 'Spaces'

Google's never-ending quest to organize all the world's information might include plans to run all your group conversations.

Google is never one to shy away from a good experiment. It looks like the latest is a new group messaging app called Spaces.

According to Android Police, the app appears to be a mini-social network that a group of friends or family members could use for shared conversations inside of a splashy interface.

google spaces Android Police

A leaked product shot reveals what could be a new messaging app from Google.

The leaked screenshots show photos, social invites, web links, and other content shared among all of those involved in the chat. It appears the angle is to better organize different groups of those you have frequent conversations with: one for co-workers, another for the children, and perhaps one for close friends. It’s a decent idea, but Android is awash with plenty of messaging apps.

Plus, the ubiquity of the phone number still makes SMS the easiest method.

Why this matters: Hangouts has been kind of a bust, as many users complain of its bugginess and inconsistent performance across platforms. Messaging is more about sharing media these days, particularly with the success of apps like Snapchat Facebook Messenger. Google is always one to go after a new idea, even if it doesn’t turn out to be a final product. So we may see this one day, or it could never make it out of the lab.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags GoogleappsMessaging

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Derek Walter

Unknown Publication
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?