The new Google update now enables its users to navigate high volume texts faster and create highly sophisticated documents

The main highlight of the latest update for Google Docs is the all-new AI capability that completely changes the game for text summary generation.

This newly-added feature can be accessed from the left sidebar of the Google Docs interface. It provides users with an option to edit automatically generated text when required.

While talking about the new update, the group product manager of Google Workspace, Vishnu Sivaji, wrote: “We’re introducing automatically generated summaries in Docs that provide a brief overview of the main points in a document, so you can quickly parse the information that matters and prioritize where to focus.”

Embedded maps in documents

This AI summary has entered the fray less than a year after the previous major update in the Google Workspace – the smart chips. They are interactive elements like spreadsheet tables and files that can be inserted next to text in a Docs file.

This week’s update also saw the smart chips enhanced with the integration of the Google Maps feature. Now users can add Maps-linked smart chips in their documents to provide information about a particular location.

Adding Maps in Docs is among the multiple services that Google Workspace is integrating into the platform that users can look forward to in the future.

However, another feature that did find its way into the announcement was the addition of a new interface mode by Google which will be ‘paperless.’ According to Sivaji, the ‘paperless’ mode “lets you remove the boundaries of a page to create a surface that expands to the device or screen you’re using”.