This page lists the major changes in Add-on functionality, behavior, or development. It is intended to help developers identify recent changes in behavior.
For older changes, see the release notes for 2018-2019.
October 29, 2021
Documentation describing how to query error logs for a Google Workspace Add-on has been added. By querying add-on error logs, you can learn if users encounter errors, see which errors occur most often, and read descriptive error messages that help you fix them.
For more information, see Query error logs for Google Workspace Add-ons.
May 5, 2020
Documentation describing how to add Google Calendar conferencing solutions to a Google Workspace add-on has been added. Google Workspace add-ons that extend Google Calendar can provide additional conferencing options that let users create and sync with third-party conferences. Note that this functionality was added specifically for conference providers; most add-on developers don't need it.
For more information, see Third-party conferencing overview.
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.
- ... and more.
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.