Try Gemini in the Firebase console

After you set up Gemini in Firebase, you can start using it to enhance your Firebase developer experience.

To open the Gemini pane:

The Gemini pane opens and persists across all pages in the Firebase console. You can now chat with Gemini and explore all of the features available in the Gemini pane.

If spark Gemini in Firebase doesn't appear in the Firebase console, follow the steps in Set up Gemini in Firebase for a project to enable it.

Chat with Gemini

After you've opened the Gemini pane, you can immediately start a conversation with Gemini and begin asking questions using natural language.

The following steps demonstrate a conversation you might have with Gemini about Cloud Firestore. In this example, you ask Gemini to provide you with a basic set of Firestore rules and refine them together as you add requirements:

  1. In the Ask me anything about Firebase field, enter the following prompt, and then click send Send:

    Can you provide a short, secure set of Firestore rules for a chat app?

    Gemini displays its response, which will typically contain the rules it suggests and a complete description of how the rules work.

  2. Next, ask Gemini to expand and enhance the rules. For example, if Gemini responded with a basic set of rules that allowed any authenticated user to read and write to chats, you might want to ask for a more restrictive set of rules. Enter the following prompt in the Ask me anything about Firebase field and then click send Send:

    Can you update the rules so that only the sender and recipient can access chats and supports image storage?

    Gemini should respond with more restrictive rules that include image storage, fully explaining each component of the rule set. It should also provide links to useful resources, like the Cloud Firestore documentation or relevant code labs.

  3. In addition, you can paste rules into the field and ask for advice. Markdown syntax is supported, so you can enter a query like the following:

    What can you tell me about this Firestore rule set?
      rules_version = '2';
      service cloud.firestore {
        match /databases/{database}/documents {
          match /users/{userId} {
            allow read, write: if request.auth.uid == userId;
          match /chats/{chatId} {
            function isParticipant() {
              return request.auth.uid in;
            allow read, create: if isParticipant();
            allow update, delete: if false;
          match /chats/{chatId}/messages/{messageId} {
            allow read, create: if isParticipant();

    You can continue the conversation, and continue sharing the rules you're working on as you troubleshoot and Gemini will suggest improvements and optimizations.

Explore the Gemini pane in the Firebase console

The Gemini pane in the Firebase console has a number of features that simplify working collaboratively with the Gemini model.

Option Action
contact_support Get help: Search the developer documentation, contact support, and check Firebase service status.
spark When the Help view is active, toggle Gemini in Firebase chat.
Clear the conversation. When you clear the conversation, all previous context is cleared and a new conversation session begins.
text_select_start Dock the Gemini pane to a specific location on the console. You can choose to dock the pane to the left, top, right, or bottom.
text_select_move_back_word Undock the Gemini pane to return it to its original state.
fullscreen Maximize the Gemini pane to take up the entire console.
fullscreen_exit Restore the Gemini pane to its original size.
Report an issue to the Firebase team about your experience with Gemini in Firebase. We encourage you to report bugs, suggest improvements, or provide general feedback.
close Close the Gemini pane.

Use AI assistance in Crashlytics

To use AI assistance in Crashlytics to generate insights about your crashes:

  1. Open the Crashlytics page in your project and select your app.
  2. Locate and select a crash you want to investigate. The Crashlytics event page appears, providing a Generate AI insights button.

  3. Click the Generate AI insights button.

    Insights appear, with one or more of the following:

    • an analysis of the crash with a possible cause
    • debugging instructions
    • actionable next steps
    • best practices

Learn more at Get AI assistance in Crashlytics.