You Can Now Type And Edit In Google Docs Using Your Voice

No keyboard needed!

Tired of typing dissertations, notes and your latest novel using your keyboard? Well, take heed – Google has just announced that you can now use your voice to type and edit documents in the desktop version of Google docs.

The new feature is in Google Docs for now (sorry, no Sheets) and works as advertised by Google. Granted it is a little challenging to use the editing function as you’ll have to learn a few keywords to be able to do it correctly but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be narrating and editing your first novel in no time.

We tried it for a few minutes, and while it’s a little difficult to compose an article by dictating rather than furiously typing it on a keyboard, it’s doable provided you have a good microphone and speak clearly. The video above shows off the feature rather well.

To enable voice typing, simply go to the Tools menu on Google docs, select voice typing and select the microphone icon that pops up. You’re now ready to go.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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