Google Adds Handwriting Support To Gmail, Docs

Chris CrumIT Management

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Google announced today that it has added handwriting input support to Gmail and Google Docs. You can now input words directly into Gmail and Google Docs with your mouse or trackpad.

First, you'll need to enable input tools in Gmail or in Docs, and then select the handwriting input (which is shown with a pencil icon) of the language you wish to use.


"Handwriting input makes the internet easier to use by people worldwide and is also part of a larger effort to break the barrier between languages," says Google product manager Xiangye Xiao.

The feature will let you write single or multiple characters at a time in the panel , so you can see them in your message or document.

The feature is available for over 20 languages in Google Docs and for over 50 in Gmail.

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