Google is adding a new AI-powered proofread feature to the Docs app. The company has replaced the Spelling and Grammar check in the application with this tool, which aims to provide users with better writing suggestions throughout.
Accordingly, the US tech giant sees the Proofread feature in Google Docs as the ‘next generation of writing suggestions, powered by AI’. This is so because in addition to spelling and grammar checking, the capability covers the following operations:
- Conciseness: Suggestions for making your writing more concise
- Active voice: Suggestions for making your writing more clear to readers
- Wording: Suggestions for making words sound more dynamic or formal in context
- Sentence Split: Suggestions for splitting up complex sentences to make your writing easier to read
Users can identify it with the “A” and “checkmark” icons in the toolbar. A blue dot will show up in the top-left corner with more writing suggestions. In case you don’t want it, you can turn it off from the Tools menu > Proofread.