Insert smart chips to get information on people, files, dates & events

When you hover over a smart chip you get information and suggested actions for people, files, dates, and events.
Insert a smart chip in your document where you want to include information about:
  • Other users with Gmail or Workspace email addresses.
  • Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
  • Google Calendar events.

Tip: If you’re using Google Sheets, you can only get information and suggested actions for people.

Get information on people, files, dates & events

Important: When you mention another user in a smart chip, they don't automatically get access to your document. To grant access to another user, you must share your document.
  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Enter @.
  3. To narrow your suggestions, select from the list of suggestions or enter letters, numbers, or symbols.
    Tip: To add a date chip, enter:
    1. @today
    2. @tomorrow
    3. @yesterday
    4. @date
    5. A specific date, such as @Jan or @1/1/2021
  4. Hover over the chip to view related information.
    1. On a date chip, to edit the:
      • Date: Click the text field.
      • Date format: Click Settings Settings.

After you add a date chip, it shows on the doc for all collaborators in the language of the person who added it. Date chips will appear the same to collaborators in all time zones. To see how far away the date is relative to your time zone, hover over the date chip.

Convert email addresses to people chips in Google Sheets

  1. On your computer, open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets. 
  2. Select a range of cells with email addresses. 
  3. At the top, click Insert and then People chip. 
  4. Optional: You can also convert email addresses to people chips. Right click on a cell and then Convert to people chip.

Important: Cell values that aren't formatted as email addresses, or contain values that aren't valid email addresses, won't be converted. 

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