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Google Docs will soon let you add emoji reactions to documents

Emoji reactions are an integral part of Slack, Instagram, and iMessage conversations, allowing you to quickly react to messages without putting much effort. Now Google Docs is joining the party. Google Docs on the web will soon let you leave emoji reactions in documents. Google Docs currently lets you add a comment to documents, which, let's...

Google Docs rolling out new tone and style suggestions to enhance your writing style

Google Docs has offered autocorrect and grammar check tools for some time now. Now it’s adding more advanced features to help you further enhance your writing style. Google Docs will soon provide various stylistic and writing suggestions in documents to make your writing more concise, inclusive, and dynamic. As you’re typing, you’ll see suggestions for structuring...

Google Docs is getting support for more Markdown syntax

Google is extending Markdown support in Google Docs for the web to help users format their documents using text shortcuts. The service already offers support for some Markdown syntax, and it isn't getting full Markdown support with the latest update. Instead, Google is merely adding support for more Markdown syntax, which will allow users to...

Google Forms now works much better with Google Docs

Google Forms is one of the easiest ways to quickly create and share an online form. Even though Forms has the option to save all results to a spreadsheet, there hasn't been much integration with the rest of Google's online productivity applications. That's finally changing, as a helpful new feature is rolling out. Google announced in...

Google Docs get summaries and pageless formatting as part of “smart canvas”

Last year, Google introduced smart canvas, a new product experience for Google Workspace apps such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. At the time, Google debuted several new features for Google Docs, including new smart chips for recommended people, files, and meetings. As part of its push to create a more integrated and cohesive collaboration experience,...

Google Docs gets new customization options for Tables

While Google Docs is a great free alternative to Microsoft Word, a few of its features aren't user-friendly. Google is taking cognizance of some of these issues and rolling out updates to address them. For instance, the company recently added a new way to quickly insert images, names, links, and more in Google Docs. Now,...

Google Docs has a new way to quickly insert images, names, links, and much more

Google Docs is one of the best ways to create and edit documents, especially when you want to collaborate with other people. Google also usually rolls out new features on a regular basis, and now another helpful addition has arrived — a menu for quickly inserting names, file links, media, and other information without reaching...

You can now add image watermarks in Google Docs

Adding an image watermark to Google Docs is a lengthy and complicated process. You first need to create your watermark in Google Drawings, then paste your text into a text box in the Google Drawings file, and finally upload it to Google Docs. But that won't be the case for long. Google has started rolling...

Material You support comes to Google Calendar, Gmail, and more on Android 12

In a few weeks from now, Google will release the first stable builds of Android 12 for Pixel phones. Before the Android 12 update rolls out, product teams across Google are working diligently to redesign their apps in accordance with Material You, the latest evolution of Google's Material design language. The latest Google apps to...

Google Docs is finally getting a feature found in basic word processors

Google Docs is pretty neat for getting stuff written up and edited on the go. It has even replaced dedicated word processing software like Microsoft's Word. It has big advantages over software that needs to be installed: it's accessible from pretty much everywhere you can get into a browser. You also have Android apps for...

Google Workspace now opens Microsoft Office files directly into edit mode

Google has announced changes to the way it deals with Microsoft Office-formatted documents within the newly-rebranded Google Workspace. Until now, opening a .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx file would have brought up a preview of the contents within Chrome, with a dropdown to select what web app you want to open it with. That’s all changed,...

Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Meet, etc. get new icons and features as part of G Suite’s rebranding into Google Workspace

Earlier this year in July, we learned that Google was working on integrating Docs, Chat, and Meet with Gmail. And soon after the first leak popped up, Google announced the integration as an early access preview for G Suite customers. The company has now gone ahead and completely revamped G Suite as Google Workspace, with...
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