Smart Chips on Google Workspace


Looking to stay more organized? Keep track of documents, meetings, and team members with Google “smart chips.” Available in Google Docs, a smart chip is an interactive hyperlink that links to a variety of Google Workspace features. To make life easier, chips also provide quick access to additional information and actions. Google documents (Slides, Docs, Sheets), email addresses, and Google Calendar meetings can all be represented in a Google Doc file via smart chips. 

When you hover over or click on smart chips, additional information pops up depending on the type of chip:

  • Smart chips representing someone’s email address show additional contact information. You can also start an email, schedule an event, send a Google Chat message, or even start a video call with them.
  • A smart chip of a Google Doc, Sheet, or Slide file shows a brief preview, ownership information, and recent changes. 
  • Smart chips for Google Calendar events show meeting title, place, and time. 

To insert a smart chip into a Google Doc, type “@” and a list of suggested people, files, and calendar events will pop up. Select one of those options or start typing to search for something specific. Click on the object you wish to add and a “smart chip” will be inserted into the document. These smart chips are a great way to assign tasks and stay organized.


For more Google Workspace tools check out:

Want to save time and increase productivity? Google Workspace has many helpful features that seamlessly integrate Google documents (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) with Google Workspace apps like Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and Chat. These innovative Google Apps tools make it easier to create, work, and collaborate. 

Fordham students and employees can access Google Workspace for free through their Fordham Gmail account.  

Other Google Workspace features to check out 

Preview File-Within-File 

Compare Documents Tool 

Citation Tool 

Voice Typing

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