This page contains release notes for features and updates to Google Workspace Add-ons API. We recommend that add-on developers periodically check this list for any new announcements.
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January 24, 2024
(Generally Available): Google Workspace Add-ons now support third-party resource creation from the @ menu in Google Docs. This feature is gradually rolling out over the next few weeks. To use this feature, see Create third-party resources from the @ menu.
January 18, 2024
(Generally available): Google Workspace Add-ons now support link previews in Google Sheets and Slides. To learn more, see Preview links with smart chips.
November 15, 2023
November 13, 2023
(Developer Preview): Available as part of the Google Workspace Developer Preview Program, which grants early access to certain features.
Google Workspace Add-ons now support link previews in Google Sheets and Slides. To learn more, see Preview links with smart chips.
August 15, 2023
The user interface (UI) of Google Workspace Add-ons has been upgraded to better reflect Material 3 guidelines (GM3). The updated interface is generally available on web for Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. New and existing Google Workspace Add-ons automatically reflect the new interface.
July 13, 2023
You can now specify no divider between card sections.
June 12, 2023
Third-party smart chips and link previews are now generally available. To build a Google Workspace Add-on that uses this feature, see Preview links with smart chips.
December 07, 2022
Developer Preview: Available as part of the Google Workspace Developer Preview Program, which grants early access to certain features.
You can now build third-party smart chips for Google Workspace Add-ons. To use this feature, see Preview links with smart chips.
March 09, 2021
January 14, 2020
Google Workspace Add-ons have been launched. Google Workspace add-ons are the latest generation of add-ons, and build on the original Gmail add-ons infrastructure. Google Workspace add-ons provide a variety of new features, including:
- The ability to extend Gmail, Calendar, and Drive—all from a single add-on!
- Homepage interfaces that provide an initial start point for the add-on and non-contextual interfaces.
- Contextual interactions that allow Google Workspace add-ons to automatically react when user opens a Gmail message, composes a new draft message, edits a Calendar event, or selects files and folders in Google Drive.
- The ability to create client-independent interfaces using Apps Script's Card service, including new widgets like Date and Time pickers.
- The ability to publish Google Workspace add-ons to the Google Workspace Marketplace.
With the launch of Google Workspace add-ons, Gmail add-ons have been deprecated. You can still use existing Gmail add-ons, but they are effectively just Google Workspace add-ons that only extend Gmail. If you have Gmail add-ons you've developed, you can upgrade them into Google Workspace add-ons to take advantage of the new features.
Note: Editor add-ons can't be upgraded into Google Workspace add-ons at this time. All editor add-ons remain functional.
November 12, 2019
The Gmail add-on
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/gmail.addons.execute scope is no longer required for Gmail add-ons. Apps Script and Gmail now ignore this scope if it is present in an add-on's manifest.
November 07, 2019
All add-ons are now in the G Suite Marketplace.
To streamline the add-on discovery experience for users in the G Suite Marketplace, publication of both public and private add-ons to the Chrome Web Store is deprecated. Chrome extensions continue to be presented in the Chrome Web Store and aren't affected by this change.