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Google to Bring Emoji Reactions to Docs Later This Month

Google has announced its plans to bring emoji reactions to Docs on the web later this month. Soon, users can react to portions of a Google Doc with an emoji reaction. As we all know an emoji speaks a thousand words and Google seemingly realizes this. Thus, in a post on the Google Workspace site,...

Google Docs on the Web Getting More Markdown Support

Google on Tuesday announced Markdown support for Google Docs on the web, allowing users to format text using plain-text shortcuts instead of keyboard shortcuts or UI buttons (via The Verge). Markdown is a pretty straightforward plain-text markup language that was created in 2004 by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz to format text with simple character...

Google Docs Has Now Become the Hottest Chat App for Teens

An interesting article by The Atlantic has highlighted how Google Docs has become the most popular chat app for teens and students at the schools. While more and more educators are using Google Docs to do collaborative exercises with students in the class, the students are using it to organize running conversations behind their backs. Flirting...

Google Docs Gets Machine Learning-Based Grammar Checker

Grammarly, the popular grammar checking extension and web app, seems to be getting some competition as Google is adding a new machine learning-based grammar checker for Google Docs. As pointed out by TechCrunch, Google’s new grammar suggestions in Docs are already available through its Early Adopter Program. Google says its grammar checker uses a machine translation algorithm that can recognize...

Google Updates G Suite With New Collaboration Features

Google has introduced a number of new features in a complete overhaul to its web-based Docs, Sheets, and Slides products, which could make working on and editing a group project online even easier. The new updates to Google's G Suite of office apps will help improve version control and give new options for collaboration, the...

Insider’s Guide to Using Google Docs, Sheets and Slides at Work

Ritcha Ranjan, a product manager at Google who helped build Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides from the ground up, has shared her top five tips on how to use them more effectively at work (via FastCompany). Ranjan says she has been using these tools every single day, often to write product requirements docs for Google's next feature, while giving an...

Google Brings Comments to its Entire Mobile Office Suite

Today, Google announced improvements to its mobile office suite, making commenting way easier across both desktop and mobile apps with Docs, Sheets, and Slides. In Docs on the desktop, when you highlight some text a little button will pop up on the right, you can then click it and start commenting. Prior to the update,...