Google Docs Will Now Let You Type, Edit And Format Documents With Voice – No Keyboard Required – Tech Times

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Google is now making things a lot easier for heavy users of Google Docs to type, edit and format documents. Google Docs on the Chrome browser now allows users to do everything hands-free – no keyboard needed.

Back in September 2015, the company launched theΒ voice typingΒ feature for Google Docs on the Web alongside other handy, new features. However, this feature only let users dictate the text. They still had to use the keyboard if they wished to insert bullet points or to copy and paste.

With the new update onboard, users can now also edit and format documents using their voice.Β This means Google Docs is now able to understand and follow users’ commands, such as “bold,” “select all,” “align center,” “increase font size,” “go to end of line,” “insert table,” “highlight,” “copy” and more. In fact, users can even say “voice commands help” so all the commands will be made available to them.

“It’s a quick and easy way to get ideas out of your head, and into a doc,” says Google of the new feature.

That’s not all Google is putting on the table, as it also announced that the voice typing feature of the app now supports new English “dialects” so users can now talk in the most natural way.

Business Insider believes that Google is greatly investing in voice technology “as a more natural way for people to interact with computers … across all its services.” It also adds that Google appears to want its users to control anything they do with its sites and apps without having the need to “lay a finger on anything.”

There’s no denying that some users may still find it more convenient to use the keyboard in typing, editing and formatting documents. However, this new functionality is a welcome treat for those who have an impairment that keeps them from using the keyboard or those who only like the feeling of using voice to type.Β 

The new functionality is available to all of the app’s users across the globe.

If you wish to have a sneak peek of this new feature, you can watch the video below.

Google Docs Will Now Let You Type, Edit And Format Documents With Voice – No Keyboard Required – Tech Times