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What's new in Google docs

February 24, 2017

Creating files from templates now easier in Google Drive


Create files from templates directly from Drive. Instead of navigating to the Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms home pages, you can go to Drive > New > Google Docs/Sheets/Slides/Forms > From a template. From there, you’ll be directed to the applicable template gallery, where you can select the template of your choice.


Insert videos from Google Drive in Google Slides

Insert and play your Google Drive videos in Google Slides, in addition to videos from YouTube.

Once you’ve added a Drive video to your presentation, you can choose when to start and end it, whether it should autoplay when presenting, and whether it should be muted or play with audio. Simply right-click on the video and select Video options.


If a person viewing your presentation doesn’t have permission to view a video embedded within it, they’ll be prompted to request access.

Note that while you can play Drive videos in Slides on the web and mobile, you can only insert them from the web application. For more details, visit the Help Center.

New features for Google Docs and Sheets mobile apps

Google Docs and Sheets mobile apps have several new and useful features for your Android and iOS devices.

On your Android phone or tablet, you can now:

On your iPhone or iPad, you can now:

Download the latest versions of these apps from Google Play or the App Store.