Google Docs is getting smarter

Google is updating Docs so it can make better suggestions during the writing process.

“We’ve added several new writing assistance features to Google Docs,” Google Says, “which will provide a variety of styles and style suggestions to help you create impactful documents faster. »

Google says Docs will mark potential areas for improvement with magenta underlines, which it tracks, as it currently uses red and blue underlines to indicate misspellings and bad grammar. The company says the documents will now provide suggestions that fall into these five categories:

  • choice of words: More dynamic or contextually relevant writing

  • Active voice: Active instead of passive

  • Brevity: Shorter sentences

  • comprehensive language: Fuller words or phrases

  • Warning Words: Reconsider words that may be inappropriate

The announcement of these new features came shortly after Google said This Docs will finally extend support for Markdown, a markup language used by many other apps. Unlike extended Markdown support, these assisted typing features will not be available to all users.

Suggestions for “word choice, active voice, brevity and inclusive language” will be available for Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus and Education Plus customers.

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During this time, Word Warnings will be available for users of Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Education Plus and Teaching & Learning upgrades, and it is assumed that children should not accidentally abuse anyone.

Google says new assisted input features are starting to appear for some workspace users; Offer must be completed by April 29.

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