Google Workspace, formerly known as G Suite, is getting a major update. It will be presented at the Cloud Next conference, which will be held from 11 to 13 October 2022.

The Google Workspace update includes a large number of features intended not only for users, but also for developers. Note that Google has previously given permission to do some integrations – for example, add-ons for Gmail. However, the company now says it is taking "great steps to make Google Workspace #1 in openness and extensibility."

One of the innovations is the right to open your own "smart" hyperlinks for specifying various information (they can be added by putting the "@" symbol in the Google Doc) to third-party providers – Asana, Atlassian, Figma, Tableau, Miro and AODocs. By the way, they are already creating integrations.

Another novelty is a set of APIs designed for Meet and Chat. They will give third-party developers the ability to start meetings or initiate them directly from their applications. They will be available early next year.

The update also included an additional SDK for the Meet service. It will allow developers to integrate their applications directly into Meet. For those who want to make their own integrations, Google Workspace has integrated with the AppSheet program. With it, anyone can integrate with Chat using the Google tool without code.