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Google Docs gains voice typing on the web and new researching tool in latest update

Google has brought a few handy new features to Google Docs, including a Research tool, voice typing on the web, and more.

Published onSeptember 2, 2015

Starting today, Google is making it much easier for users to get work done in Docs. In an update that’s rolling out in the Google Play Store as we speak, the latest version of Google Docs gains a handy new Research tool. Now you’ll be able to search Google without ever leaving Docs, making it much easier to find the quotes or images you need without having to switch between multiple apps. After you grab the update, tap the menu button (three vertical dots), and select the Research option.

Another notable feature in the update is the addition of voice typing in Docs while working in Chrome. This will let you record your ideas through voice with ease. To record your voice in Docs, simply activate the Voice typing feature under the Tools menu when you’re using Docs in Chrome. Once it’s been enabled, all you need to do is tap the microphone button to start recording. What’s more, Google says voice typing is already available in over 40 languages. Unfortunately no other browsers are supported at this time.

Check out the video below for a short tutorial on this feature.

Additionally, Google has made it a little easier to find out what’s been added or deleted in Docs. Now once you leave a document and come back to it later, simply click on the “See new changes” button to see which changes have been made by whom. If you’d like some more information on any of these new new features or improvements, head to the source link below.

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