New Bard Extensions Update can now respond with real-time info

Bard Update New Extensions
Bard Update New Extensions

Bard revolutionary extensions can now respond with real-time info from Google Maps, Flights, Hotels, and YouTube, so you can get more done in one place.

Bard helps you automatically

To connect you with useful content, Bard may share parts of your conversations and other relevant info, like your location, with other services. These services may use that info for their improvement, even if you later delete your Bard activity. You can turn extensions off anytime on the Extensions page.

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These settings will need to be enabled in Gmail.

Quickly get what you need from Gmail

Bard can find and bring in information from emails, like the time of an event or a note from a friend

Get summaries of content from documents and PDFs

Bard can give you the key points from content across Google Docs and Google Drive, so you can move forward faster

How Google respects your privacy

Bard can only access your personal content from Google Workspace with your permission. It’s not used to show you ads, improve Bard, or seen by human reviewers.

Bard can now access helpful information from Google apps

  • What: Bard can now retrieve and help you work with real-time info from Maps, YouTube, Hotels and Flights. You can pull together what you need across information sources and bring ideas to life easier and faster. These extensions are enabled by default, and you can disable them at any time.
  • Why: Just about everything we do in life involves a bit of gathering information and planning. Bard makes it easy to work together across even more sources, so you can keep your ideas moving forwards.
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Bard can now access helpful information from Google apps

Collaborate with Bard on your content in Gmail, Docs and Drive

  • What: You can enable Bard to interact with information from your Gmail, Docs and Drive so you can find, summarise and answer questions across your personal content. Your Google Workspace data won’t be used to train Bard’s public model and you can disable access to it at any time.
  • Why: Now, you can collaborate not only with the world’s information, but also with your own, all in one place, with Bard as your creative partner.

Double-check Bard’s responses with Google It v2

  • What: With the power of Google Search, the [G] button can help you double-check Bard’s AI-generated responses. Starting with English, when a statement can be evaluated, you’ll see it highlighted in Bard’s response and can click to learn more.

    Note: The links provided are content found by Search and do not imply these sources informed Bard’s initial response.
  • Why: People are using AI tools to more easily understand complex topics in new ways. As you continue your learning journeys with Bard, it’s important that you feel more confident in the information generated with AI.

Build off conversations shared with you

  • What: When someone shares a Bard conversation with you through Bard’s public link sharing feature, you can continue that conversation in your account and build off what they started.
  • Why: Creativity is often inspired by the work of others, and the more ideas we have to work with, the more likely we are to come up with something truly innovative. That’s why we’re making it easier for you to use conversations shared by others as a starting point for your own creative explorations.

More features are available in all supported languages

  • What: You can upload images with Google Lens, get Google Search images in responses, and modify Bard’s responses to be simpler, longer, shorter, more professional, or more casual in all supported languages.
  • Why: Having the option to modify responses to better meet your needs gives you more control over your creative process. Using images as part of prompts unlocks a new level of creativity, and having images as part of responses can help bring ideas to life.