If you regularly work with Google Docs on collaborative documents, you will know that Sometimes browsing through comments and reviews can be a bit tedious. And, as editors join in, modifying the same text and making annotations and corrections, we may end up spending more time analyzing that metadata than the text itself. And when it comes to efficiency and productivity, this can end up being a problem.
Aware of this, and as we can read in 9to5Google, Google has added two new functions to Google Docs that, without a doubt, will translate into a much more optimal experience in this regard, since it will allow to limit the review of them based on two parameters very specific: see only the comments directed to you, and be able to review only the comments that have been added since the last time you accessed to them.
For the first option, to filter the comments to see only the ones that are for you, in the list of them you will see a selector in which you can select if you want to see all, only those addressed to you or only those that have already been marked as resolved (only one of the three options, does not allow multiple selection). As you choose, Google Docs will show you the messages that fit your choice, thus making it easier for you to quickly review the ones addressed to you.
On the other hand, when the editing of a document takes longer in time, it is common for dozens or even hundreds of comments to accumulate, which makes finding the point where we stayed the last time takes longer than would be recommended. To avoid this problem, now Google Docs shows an identifier element only in new messages, so that at a glance it is possible to distinguish them and focus attention on them.
The rollout of these new Google Docs features started yesterday and, according to Google, its reach will be global in the coming weeks And, in case you’re wondering, yes, it will be available for all Google accounts, including personal ones. This is the list of all the services you will reach:
Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as for G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education and non-profit customers.
As I have already commented many times, I think that the big changes are important and positive, but that in many cases the key is in the small details, and after having worked for a long time on shared documents on platforms such as Google Docs, I think that any progress and improved handling of reviews and comments is a breakthrough.