• Chethan Machaknur

Google adds Smart Compose to Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android and iOS


Google announced it’s bringing a slew of updates to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps — among which is Smart Compose. The apps will also get some minor updates including Dark Mode.


Smart Compose is probably the most useful of the new additions. While the feature has been available in Gmail for years, and in the web version of Docs for a while as well, this will be the first time it’ll be available in the mobile apps.The Smart Compose text will appear as gray words next to what users are typing. Users can fill in their sentences with the text by swiping it. Google boasts that this feature saves users 3 billion keystrokes a week.


Other features coming to the apps include link previews, meaning a small box will pop up under links with “titles and descriptions of public links, along with a visual thumbnail”; an updated comment interface, and vertical scrolling in Slides. Users will also be able to edit Microsoft Office files with Docs, Slides, and Sheets.

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