The Google Docs update adds a productivity-enhancing feature

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 19 Aug, 2022

As part of its Workspace blog post on Wednesday, Google announced that you can assign Google Task checklist items to yourself or a colleague in Google Docs.

The advantage of this method is that it allows you to see all edits and updates within Google Docs. Similarly, users can refer back to Tasks to see the changes that have been made.

The rollout will begin on Wednesday, August 17, but it will be gradual and may not affect all domains until up to 15 days after the release has taken place.

As well to these domains, there are still other domains that are not scheduled to receive the update until after the 31st of August. In addition, the rollout is scheduled to take place over 15 days.

The update will be available to all Google Workspace customers, legacy G Suite Basic customers, and Google Workspace Business customers. Users with personal Google accounts cannot access it.

The administrator should be aware that users will not be able to access Google Tasks unless they have turned on the feature. According to Google, end users will need edit access to utilize the feature.

The company has been updating many of its professional-focused services recently. There is also a plan to implement an eSignature tool into Google Docs for its business users as one of its most recent initiatives. 

As the brand explained, it would function like a drag-and-drop feature, which would allow you to add fields to a Google Docs file, such as the date and signature of the document.

As with file sharing on Google Docs, you can also request a signature. Comments and suggestions must be resolved in a Docs file before a signature request can be submitted.

A beta version of this feature is soon going to be available to Google Workspace's users through Google Workspace beta testing.

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