[REVIEW] : Google Docs: you can finally react with emojis in a shared document

Use emoji reactions in a Google Docs document

In a blog post, Google unveils a fun but useful new feature for collaborative documents on Google Docs. Users will have the ability to use emojis as comments in a shared document. Google thus offers a less formal alternative for expressing an opinion on the content of a document.

Google specifies that:

  • the available emojis will be updated with the latest version of Unicode (14.0),
  • the multiple options of skin colors or gender preferences will be accessible,
  • users’ preferences regarding the emojis used will be automatically synchronized with Google Chat.

The feature is currently being rolled out and will be enabled by default. Emoji reactions in Google Docs are available for Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus accounts.

How to use emojis in comments in a Google Docs document

To use an emoji reaction to comment on a document on Google Docs, the process is very simple:

  • In a shared document for which comment rights are open, select the passage you want to comment on,
  • The option to leave textual comments is normally displayed on the right of the document, in the form of a bubble accompanied by the sign “+”,
  • Click on the emoji icon that appears below the option to leave text comments,
  • Select the emoji that best illustrates your opinion.

Google starts rolling out emoji reactions in Google Docs

Google Docs is arguably one of the best online word processors out there. However, Google is looking to make this tool more than just a word processor and a feature-rich platform for collaborative projects. After adding support for text watermarks, Google Docs now offers emoji reactions to make things funnier.

Google recently published an official blog post on its Workspace forum announcing the rollout of emoji reactions in Google Docs. The company explains that it is a “less formal alternative to comments for expressing your opinions on the content of documents”. So, with this, users will be able to react to a certain part of a text document by simply highlighting the specific part.

This is similar to the reactions available on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms. As a reminder, even WhatsApp has been working on emoji reactions for a very long time.

Google also shared a short GIF to show how the feature would work in Google Docs once it rolls out to users. All you have to do is highlight parts of text in a document, which will bring up the new emoji reaction button as well as the “Add comment” and “Suggest edits” buttons.

Google introduces emoji reactions to the Google Docs app

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