Google has announced a new update to the Google Docs app for Android. The company now brings one of the most sought-after features from desktop version of Google Docs to the Android phone. Google Docs app for Android now includes native editing and real-time collaboration capabilities.
Users can now collaborate with others on their documents, with updates appearing in real time as participants type on their computers, tablets, and phones. Users need only tap the document to join the collaboration.
"We want to give everyone the chance to be productive no matter where they are, so today we’re releasing a new update to the Google Docs app for Android," said Vadim Gerasimov, software engineer, Google, in a blog post.
"We've brought the collaborative experience from Google Docs on the desktop to your Android device. You'll see updates in real time as others type on their computers, tablets and phones, and you can just tap the document to join in."
Along with the new update, Google has also updated the software's interface to make it easier to work with documents on the go. Users can now pinch to zoom and focus on a specific paragraph or see the whole document at a glance.
"We also added rich text formatting so you can do things like create a quick bullet list, add colour to your documents, or just bold something important."