Don't Just Comment in Google Docs. React to Text With Emoji, Too

Love that sentence? You can now give it a 😄 or 👍 in Google Docs.

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Let people know how you really feel about their Google Doc with an emoji.


Google says that Google Docs users will be able to use emoji reactions in documents. The new feature will be on by default, but it can be turned off.

"The new emoji reactions feature provides a less formal alternative to comments to express your opinions about document content," Google said in a blog post last week.

Google said this feature will be rolled out to users gradually over the next few weeks, but all users will eventually have access to it. 

Google demonstrates how emoji reactions work in Google Docs.


How to use emoji reactions in Google Docs

1. Open a Google Doc on your computer.

2. Click the text you want to react to, and you can either click Add emoji reaction on the right-side of the screen or go to Insert and click Emoji reaction.

3. Choose which emoji you want to use to let people know how you feel. 

For more, check out the latest iOS 15.4 emoji, how to decipher emoji and emoji keyboards that can make texting more fun.

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