Back in June this year, Google updated the user interface for comments and action items in its productivity apps. The company then made these updates available on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android only. But now, the tech giant is rolling out the new comments UI for more users by releasing the update for the iOS apps and the Drive Android app as well. With this, users will notice three major changes to the comments UI in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides iOS apps and Drive app on Android. Here’s what Google is bringing with these updates for users and what changes would users see on their apps.
New UI Changes, Features, and Availability
The new updates to the iOS apps of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Google Drive Drive for Android bring three changes, including a larger and clearer interface. This is intended to make it easier for users to see comments and their context in a document. The second feature includes shortcuts and gestures that will help users quickly scroll through and respond to multiple comments. Further, the company has added a new “quick access” button that users can use to quickly reply, mention someone in comments using “@”, and assign action items.
Google is rolling out the updates to the Docs, Slides, and Sheets apps on iOS and the Drive app on Android. For the Drive iOS app, the company will release these updates in the future. All of these features are available on the latest version of the Docs, Sheets, and Slides iOS apps and the Drive Android app.
These updates are available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus customers. Users with G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers will also receive these changes.