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Chat apps: The Essentials

Create no-code Chat apps with AppSheet and share them with users in your domain.
You must be a Google Workspace user to create Chat apps with AppSheet. See Add AppSheet to Google Workspace.

What is a Chat app?

Chat apps are web applications or services that run in Google Chat.

By creating a Chat app with AppSheet, you enable users to interact directly with your app in Google Chat rather than clicking out to view the AppSheet app in a separate window.

Chat app

Get started

Watch this video to learn how to create Chat apps with AppSheet.

Introducing AppSheet Chat apps

Get started creating Chat apps with AppSheet by running through the following:

Steps to create Chat apps with AppSheet

To create Chat apps with AppSheet, perform the following steps:

Step Description
Create an app using AppSheet

Create an app using AppSheet. For more information, see:

Configure Chat apps with AppSheet

Configure your Chat apps using automatic or manual configuration.

Note: You can configure one Chat app per Google Cloud project.

See also About the Google Cloud projects used by Chat apps.

Customize Chat apps

Customize the following features in your Chat app:

  • Chat app menu that displays when the Chat app installed or mentioned in a Google Chat space
  • Search command that enables Chat app users to search your app using simple phrases
  • Chat app actions that provide more ways to interact with your Chat app
Test and share Chat apps Test your Chat app and then share it with users in your domain.
Build automations using Chat apps

Build automations using Chat apps to do the following:

To get started, see Quick start: Send a Chat message from an automation.

Monitor Chat apps Monitor Chat apps using standard AppSheet monitoring tools or the Google Cloud Platform audit logs.
Troubleshoot Chat apps Identify and resolve issues creating Chat apps with AppSheet.
AppSheet Chat apps FAQ Review the frequently asked questions when creating Chat apps with AppSheet.

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