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Google Docs Can Understand What You Say Now

Voice-to-text hits the cloud. We gave it a spin.

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Google announced several new features for Docs today. Forms are prettier and more customizable. It's easier to see recent changes in a document. There's more too. But the really intriguing one? Starting Wednesday voice-to-text has come to Google Docs, which means you can now make Google type whatever you like just by talking to it.

Open a new Google doc, then click Tools > Voice Typing... > the microphone icon that appeared on the left side of the screen. Then start talking. How did it work? Pretty well!

Brendan Klinkenberg is a tech reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

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