Chrome browsers only, microphones required

Type, edit, and format documents by speaking in Google Docs. Anything you say turns into text.


  • On the go and unable to type? Say your notes, edits, and feedback to add them to documents.
  • Use voice commands to change font styles, add tables, insert links, and more.


Speak in a document

  1. Make sure that you have a working microphone built in to your device or connected externally.
  2. In a Chrome browser, do one of the following options:
  3. Place your cursor where you want the text.
  4. Click Tools > Voice typing.
  5. Click Speak mic and speak your text.

    Speak clearly and at a normal volume and pace, noting any punctuation, spacing, or formatting, such as comma, new paragraph, or bold. You can even say words for images, such as "smiley face."

  6. When you're finished, click Speak mic.

For a list of all voice commands, supported languages, and troubleshooting, see Type with your voice.