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Upgrade features in Google Docs in mobile version

What’s changing 

Google is improving the Android and iOS experience for Google Docs users with two new features. These features were previously available on the web and will now be available on mobile as well:

  • Link preview, which helps you get context from linked content without jumping between apps and screens.
  • Smart Compose, helps you write faster and with more confidence.

Upgrade features in Google Docs in mobile version

Who’s impacted

End users

Why it’s important

These updates build on other recent releases that improve the experience for mobile users, including a new commenting interface in Docs on Android, dynamic email notifications for Gmail on devices mobile and dark mode for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android.

Together these features will not only make it easier and faster to read and review content on mobile devices, but also create and collaborate on content, wherever you are.

Additional details 

Link preview

Linked content can enrich the document with useful information, but if clicking the link opens another window, this can be distracting and disrupt reading. your. Earlier this year, we rolled out the link preview on the web. Now, we're also adding link previews to mobile. When you click a link in a Document, dynamic information about the content appears. This may include titles, descriptions, and thumbnails from public websites or the latest owner and activity for associated Drive files. This can help you decide whether to open linked content while remaining in context.

Upgrade features in Google Docs mobile version

Preview link above Google Docs on mobile devices

Smart Compose 

Smart Compose on mobile devices helps you compose documents faster and reduces the risk of spelling and grammar mistakes as you work. When the Smart Compose suggestion appears, just swipe right to accept it.

Getting started

Administrator: Default is On. There is no setting to control the feature

End users: 

  • Link preview: This feature will be enabled by default. There are no settings to control the feature.
  • Smart Compose: This feature can be enabled or disabled depending on whether you have enabled or disabled it on the web. When enabled, you'll automatically see suggestions; swipe right to accept a suggestion. 

Release time 

Link Previews on Google Docs, iOS, and Web 

Link Preview on Google Docs, Android 

Smart Compose on Google Docs, iOS 

Smart Compose on Google Docs, Android 


  • Link Preview: Available to all G Suite customers (Google Workspace customers) and personal account
  • Smart Compose : Available to all G Suite customers but not individual accounts

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