Google Bard AI chatbot gets even smarter with new integrations and features

Google’s Bard AI chatbot is getting even smarter, with new features that give it access to your Gmail, Docs, and Drive, as well as the ability to double-check its answers and continue conversations.

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Bard can now access your Gmail, Docs, and Drive

This means you can ask Bard to do things like:

  • Find and summarize the contents of an email
  • Highlight the most important points of a document stored in Drive
  • Find all documents related to a specific topic
  • Generate a report based on information from multiple documents

Bard can now double-check its answers

When you press the “Google It” button on supported answers, Google will highlight the information verified by Search in green, while any unvalidated answers will be highlighted in orange. You can mouse over the highlighted sentences for more context on what Bard might’ve gotten right or wrong.

Bard can now continue conversations based on a shared link

This allows you to build on a question someone has already asked. For example, if someone asks Bard about the best places to visit in Paris, you can share that link with Bard and ask it for specific recommendations for restaurants, hotels, and activities.

Bard’s new extensions for Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights

Google is also adding support for Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights to Bard’s extensions. This means you can now ask Bard to:

  • Pull real-time flight information
  • Find nearby attractions
  • Surface YouTube videos on a certain topic
  • Get directions to a specific location

Google’s commitment to responsible AI

Google is committed to developing and deploying AI responsibly. That’s why Bard’s integrations with Gmail, Docs, and Drive are opt-in, and you can disable them at any time. Google also says that it won’t use this information to train Bard’s public model, nor will it be seen by human reviewers.


Google’s Bard AI chatbot is becoming increasingly useful and powerful. With its new integrations and features, Bard can help you find information, complete tasks, and learn new things more easily than ever before.

Additional thoughts

These new features make Bard even more versatile and useful for a wide range of tasks. For example, students could use Bard to help them research topics for papers or presentations, or to find and summarize relevant information from multiple sources. Professionals could use Bard to help them prepare for meetings, generate reports, or find new leads. And anyone could use Bard to learn new things, explore new interests, or simply be more productive.

I’m excited to see how Bard continues to develop in the future. I believe that it has the potential to become a truly transformative AI tool that can help people in all walks of life.