Google Rolls Out a Gen AI Side Panel on Its Everyday Apps

IBL News | New York

Google is rolling out a side panel in Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive that helps with summarizing and writing emails or brainstorming ideas.

• It also allows ask questions and find specific information within these Google tools.

• In Slides, users can generate new slides and custom images.

• In Sheets, they can create tables, generate formulas, and perform data tasks.

This Gemini-based sidebar is only available to paid Google Workspace customers or Gemini Education.

Google is the latest tech giant to add generative AI features to its everyday apps and services. Recently, Meta brought its chatbot to Instagram and WhatsApp, while Apple added AI into Siri, Messages, Mail, and Notes. Microsoft incorporated this technology into the Office suite last year.