How to Speak in Google Docs?

Sometimes it is difficult and frustrating when the users type long documents such as research papers, reports, etc. Google Docs provides the feature of voice typing to convert text into a document efficiently. However, users must speak slowly with clear pronunciation to acquire the desired output. This post will cover the method of speaking in Google Docs.

Let’s get started.

How to Speak in Google Docs?

In Google Docs, users can speak through the “Voice typing” option available under the “Tools” tab of the MenuBar. This will pop up the microphone, and the user can tap on the microphone. Let’s practice this method:

Step 1: Open the Document

Open the blank document and click on the “Tools” tab of the MenuBar:

Step 2: Click on Voice Typing

Now, click on the “Voice typing” option from the drop-down list that comes from the “Tools” option:

Step 3: Tap on Microphone

A pop-up will appear on the microphone icon; click on the microphone to speak in Google Docs:

Step 4: Speak in Google Docs

After clicking on the microphone, it will turn red, and now you can speak slowly and clearly. It converts the  voice into text by typing the user’s voice in the document, as shown in below “GIF”:

Tip: For the first-time use of voice typing, users may need to allow the microphone access:

Note: An alternate way to use voice typing in Google Docs is through the shortcut key “Ctrl+Shift+S” from the keyboard.

That’s it from this guide.


To speak in Google Docs, the “Voice typing” option and shortcut key “Ctrl+Shift+S” is used. The “Voice typing” option comes from the “Tools” tab of the menu bar. It is quite a useful feature to convert voice into text in a very short time. This article demonstrates the step-by-step procedure to speak in Google Docs.