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Google Improves Docs, Sheets & Slides With Commenting

January 27, 2016 - Written By John Anon

When it comes to office based applications and services, Office, by Microsoft, is probably the one most are familiar with. Just by sheer exposure. However, as time has gone on, that monopoly has been changing and there are a number of competent options now available including an increasingly popular option from Google with the likes of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Google’s suite of office based apps which are accessible from both mobile and desktop are ones which look to offer a more connected office and document experience and as a result have been seeing a number of updates in recent times to highlight this particular ability.

In fact, this is one angle which Google has really pushed forward with lately, with the company looking to offer a suite of office apps which are great at being used collectively. Start a new Google document, share it, collaborate and so on. That said, anyone who uses Google’s Docs, Sheets or Slides will know that they are not perfect and do have their own issues. Although, Google does look to be intending on improving their offerings and for those who often make use of commenting in documents, the latest update will certainly be one of interest.

Google has today announced that Docs, Sheets and Slides now come with an improved ability to comment. When using any of the services from a desktop, users can simply highlight text and a new icon will automatically pop up. When the icon is clicked, the user will be able to add a comment to the specifically highlighted text. Nice and easy. Due to the nature of being designed for collaborative work, this will also be the case for documents which are shared with other people. Offering everyone the ability to comment on communal documents. Likewise, the announcement details, that the improvements to document commenting is designed to be a cross-platform improvement so that whichever platform, operating system or device you are using to access a document, you can expect the same level of functionality and experience. You can check out how the new commenting feature works specifically for apps in the newly released video by Google below.