A ‘space’ can be started and maintained around anything: a weekend getaway, a love of comic books, a study group or a book club.
Google says the inspiration for Spaces comes from users typically having to switch between various apps to copy and paste information into a group chat.
Some have posited that Spaces would be an ideal home for chatbots, similar to Facebook Messenger.
Spaces works in any desktop or mobile web browser, and features a Chrome extension, as well as apps for Android and iOS.
Spaces is expected to be used extensively at Google I/O, as the release announcement notes that “We’ve created a space for each session so that developers can connect with each other and Googlers around topics at I/O, and we’ve got a few surprises too.”
Source: Net Imperative