Voice Typing within Google Docs

Great new feature added to Google Docs

Google just added a speech to text tool in Google Docs. If you are a struggling typist, or your thoughts flow faster than your fingers can dance on the keyboard, then you should give this new tool a try. Watch the video below to learn more.


The following is a partial list of voice commands that you can say to control punctuation and formatting within Google Voice Typing. As you speak, say the command in boldand Google will enter the corresponding keystroke(s). If you pause too long before saying the command, Google may type the word you spoke and not the command. It takes a little bit of practice to become proficient.

  • Period = period (.)
  • Comma = comma (,)
  • Question mark = question mark (?)
  • Exclamation or exclamation point = exclamation point (!)
  • Enter or new line = moves to a new line
  • New paragraph = new paragraph
  • Colon = colon (:)
  • Dash = dash (-)
  • smiley face = 🙂