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How to use voice typing feature in Google Docs

Google Docs is the best alternative for Microsoft word and one of the widely used online word processing services. The Docs by Google offers several options and basic words processing features that make our work easier. One thing that I personally love about the Google Docs is the shortcuts which include familiar layout, universal shortcuts to execute several commands.

To cap it’s all, users can make use of the built-in support for Google Voice typing feature which allows anyone to type without making use of the keyboard. This particular feature is available in many languages such as English, Afreekans, Nepali, Marathi, Hindi, etc.
Are you still finding it difficult to use this Google Voice feature? read on as we will be showing you step by step on how to activate the Google Voice Docs.

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  • First of all, check if the microphone of the device is working properly
  • You need a working Internet connection
  • You must install the Google Chrome browser on the PC

How To Activate Google Docs On PC

Step 1: Open Google Docs on your PC Chrome browser

Step 2: Now click on the ‘+’ icon to create a new document (users can open existing documents they are still working on if they want to)

Step 3: Go to tools option and choose Voice typing’ from the drop-down menu

Step 4: After this, the Google Docs will start showing a microphone icon at the top-left corner (Drag the icon and place it anywhere at the display)

Step 5: Click on the microphone icon and allow the permission to use the microphone

Step 6: Finally click on the microphone icon and start speaking

Wrapped up

You can also change the language by clicking on the downward facing arrow at the microphone icon and select the desired language. Also, for better voice recognition, it’s recommended to use an external microphone or an earphone that has support for microphone. Additionally, it’s advisable you make use of the Google Docs Voice in a quite and calmed environment to avoid any typing error.

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