When it comes to checking over the written word, few services are as powerful as Grammarly. It offers an incredibly deep set of tools that not only looks through text to find mistakes, but also analyses the tone and intent of a piece of writing.
One of the biggest things holding Grammarly back from reaching its true potential has been lackluster support for Google Docs. While it already worked with some limited functionality, a new update brings the full suite of features to Google’s beloved document service , including those offered with Grammarly’s premium service.
What’s New With Grammarly in Google Docs?
Up until now, Grammarly considered its integration with Google Docs a beta, so there were missing features. Mainly, it was able to check for basic grammar, spelling, and punctuation. However, none of the advanced feedback worked. With this update, the full Grammarly experience comes to Google Docs with all of the tips on clarity, engagement, and delivery included.
Grammarly in Google Docs just got smarter.
Our advanced writing suggestions are rolling out now in Google Docs.
— Grammarly (@Grammarly) July 16, 2020
There’s also a nifty new sidebar that’ll keep the Grammarly information close at hand but also out of the way until you need it. Grammarly claims that having this sidebar will make it easier to edit large documents because it puts all of the changes and feedback in one convenient location. You won’t need to scroll through the text, looking for underlined text.
Another significant change is the ability to set goals, which wasn’t available in Google Docs before this update. Basically, with this feature, you can tell Grammarly what your intentions are with a piece of writing. From there, it will make recommendations based on what you’re trying to achieve. For example, if you want to sound formal, it will provide you with edits to make your writing more formal.
If you want to read more about this update, there’s a post on the Grammarly Blog.
How to Get Grammarly in Google Docs
Grammarly is rolling the new update out throughout July, so it won’t be available to everyone just yet. For the time being, you’ll need to need to install the Grammarly extension for Chrome and wait patiently.
You’ll know you’re out of the beta version of Grammarly for Chrome and into the new, more powerful tool when you’re able to access the Grammarly sidebar in Google Docs.
One of the main selling points with this update is the integration of Grammarly’s premium service into Google Docs. Which means you’ll need to sign up for the pricey subscription. So, is Grammarly Premium worth it ? Read our article to find out.
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