Google Docs has become a platform we all enjoy. It provides seamless and real-time document interaction. This suite of programs has helped those in remote working environments collaborate on projects and has really bridged the gap during this time of the pandemic.
Google has recently announced a plethora of upgrades to the mobile platform. The first of these enhancements are in slides. Slides will have vertically scroll and have pinch to zoom. This will increase your speed of reviewing slides regardless of what device you are on or how big the screen is. This feature will launch on Android first and iOS will see in in the next few months.
Docs are getting a feature that should help you stay on task. We have all been reading through docs and come across a link. We click on the link and suddenly our Docs are gone. There will be the implementation of a link preview. This was originally in the full version but not in the mobile space. This will allow you to preview and peek at vital information in links within the doc but stay on task.
Lighting has been a hot topic in the mobile world. With many of the messaging platforms incorporating different light modes, it was only a matter of time for this to happen. Docs will now be able to save some stress on your batter and your eyes by bringing in dark mode to your mobile device. This again will launch on Android first then followed by iOS.
With so much of our online keystroking now happening on mobile devices, there is an increased possibility of errors. Last year, Google rolled out Smart Composed which would in essence help you finish your sentences. This will be rolling out across Docs on the mobile platform to help curb unneeded errors in the shared document space.
Comments are coming to the mobile platform as well. This tool has been great for collaborating on a specific sheet or slide within a presentation. This functionality will now be available on your mobile device. The functionality will include a larger commenting interface and the ability to @mention someone for a response.
Lastly, you will see the ability to reply directly to these messages through Gmail. This functionality was introduced last year to the desktop application. This will allow you to reply right from your device to a comment left in a thread within Google Docs. These upgrades will not only be great for a smartphone but also for those that use tablets as a laptop replacement