- Google will bring in Link Previews and Smart Compose feature for Android and iOS users.
- With Link Previews users will get more information about links on Google Docs without having to open it.
- The Smart Compose suggestion feature will help users type fast without spelling and grammatical errors.
Google will update Docs with new features like the Link Previews and Smart Compose feature for mobile users. The features were already available on the web and will now be made available to Android and iOS users. While Link Previews will be made available for GSuite customers and users with personal accounts, Smart Compose will only be made available to GSuite customers.
Google had earlier launched a host of features for mobile users to enhance their experience. These features include new commenting interface in docs on Android, email notifications for Gmail on mobile and dark mode for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android. The new features will build on these launches for enhanced user experience.
"Together, these features will help make it easier and quicker not only to read and review content on mobile devices but also to create and collaborate on content, wherever you are," Google noted.
Let's have a look at the new features for mobile users in detail:
Link Previews: Google aims at helping users get an idea of what a link on Google Doc could be by not having to switch between pages. This will be achieved by giving users some information about the link on the Google Doc itself. This information may include the link's title, description, and thumbnail images from public web pages, or the owner and latest activity for linked Drive files. Users can then decide conveniently if they want to open a link or continue working on their Google doc without any hassle or disruption. Link Preview was introduced to web users earlier this year and will roll out for all users in the coming days. Google noted that this feature will be switched on by default and should rollout by August 26 for Doc and Android users. The feature is available for iOS users for immediate use.
Smart Compose: This feature is aimed at helping users write error-free documents fast and effortlessly through suggestions. Smart Compose helps users reduce grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. To use this feature, mobile users have to simply swipe right to accept a Smart Compose suggestion. Google noted that Smart Compose may be on or off depending on whether users have turned it on or off on the web. For iOS users, Smart Compose will start rolling out on August 5 whereas Android users will see a gradual rollout starting August 12. Smart Compose will only be made available to GSuite customers and not for users with personal accounts.