Google Adds Collaborative Highlighting to Docs

Pulkit Chandna

Google has always touted the collaboration capabilities of its web-based Docs suite. This obviously means that it has something to talk about every time it rolls out a new feature to enhance this particular ability. It has now added “ collaborative highlighting ” to Docs, which lets users “see the text that other editors are highlighting as they select it.”

According to Peter Solderitsch, a Google Software Engineer, “writing a document collaboratively in Google Docs is like playing a team sport. It’s one thing to see your co-editors’ cursors and know where they are. But to really work well together, it helps to know what they’re about to do. Today we’ve made it much easier to anticipate the changes other editors are about to make.”

Back in April, it launched a new version of Docs with many new real-time collaboration features.

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