Modified 14 November 2019 by Eugen Plesa

Working on the go, or need to document something quickly? Let Google Docs Voice feature do the work for you. Type using your voice in Google Docs!

Google Voice features are everywhere. We use them every day across a range of our devices whether it be Google Voice on our phones, Google Home devices or even asking Google questions such as directions hands-free. But did you know, you can even use the voice feature in Google Docs too? Whether you’re working on the go, or just need to jot something down quickly whilst it’s fresh in your mind, Docs has got you covered.

Note: This feature only works on a Chrome browser. Make sure before you begin that your device has a built-microphone to be able to use this feature.

In Docs:

  • Click > Tools > Voice Typing  (Ctrl+Shift+S)
  • You’ll be asked to Allow or Block this feature > click > Allow
  • You’ll see a grey microphone appear on the left hand-side of your Google Doc
  • Select your chosen language from the drop-down
  • Once you click the icon > it will change to an orange microphone icon
  • Click > then start talking as normal, making sure to speak at a good volume and as clearly as possible
  • Google Docs should then begin to type your spoken words