Google Docs gets Smart Compose, other improvements on Android and iOS

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(Pocket-lint) - Google's revealed a swathe of improvements coming for mobile users of its Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, which should make small but telling changes to how you use them. The new features, which include Smart Compose and link previews, were previously made available for G Suite users on the web.

Google is also adding link previews to Docs.

There are also a host of changes coming to all three productivity apps. For those who've never heard about this feature that's already available on the web version of Google Docs, here is what it does for you. Google said that the Smart Compose will be available on Android and iOS users within a few weeks. Google said in a blog post that the new features aim to help mobile users "efficiently create, collaborate, and communicate". This feature was introduced on the Web a year ago by Google and will now be available for Android and iOS mobile apps as well.

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Elsewhere, a new viewing experience is coming to Slides, with a vertically scrollable stream of slides that users can pinch-to-zoom. This new view helps you review slides faster, and you can easily switch to editing or presenting content. It is being rolled out to Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android now, with iOS availability slated for the coming months. This feature will be enabled by default and can not be disabled, and it will be available for both G Suite customers and users with personal accounts.

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