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Google Docs for Chrome gets an awesome new voice feature

by Jacob Kleinman | February 26, 2016

Google Docs got a pretty sweet update this week. The next time you need to write or edit a document online you can do it with nothing but your voice.

To set up the new feature, just open the Tools menu in Google Docs and select “Voice typing.” The only real requirement is that you use the company’s own Chrome browser, but it should work on any major desktop operating system.

Once you’re set up, just click on the microphone icon and start talking. Google will turn your words into text, and when you’re done click the microphone again to turn it off. You can also use your voice to format a document, with support for commands like “select,” “copy,” “insert table” and more.

Google updated its support page with a full list of voice commands, which you can find via the source link below.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...