How to Use Microphone on Google Docs?

Google Docs is an online editor tool to write and modify text documents with the help of a keyboard. There is not a single way to write up a document. An alternative approach can also be adopted using a microphone for performing the same task. Considering this assistance, this guide will demonstrate the usage of a microphone on Google Docs.

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How to Use Microphone on Google Docs?

Google Docs provides an interesting microphone to convert the voice into written text. For this purpose, the step-by-step instructions are followed below:

Step 1: Open Google Docs

Open up Google Docs (existing or new) to type the text with the help of a microphone:

Step 2: Choose Voice typing Option

To use the microphone, select the“Voice typing” option from the “Tools” tab that is present at the menu bar of the Google Docs:

Note: The shortcut key “CTRL+SHIFT+S” can also be utilized to access the microphone in Google Docs.

Step 3: Enable Microphone

By pressing the “Voice typing” option, a pop-up window of the microphone is opened, which can be confirmed from the below figure:

Note: If Google Docs does not allow you, press the “Microphone” icon and give access by hitting the “Done” button.

Step 4: Write With a Microphone

A “GIF” has been captured by giving the practical experience of the microphone. In this caption, a voice is recorded that is converted into the text as “How to use Google docs”, as seen below:

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In Google Docs, the microphone can be used through the “CTRL+SHIFT+S” shortcut key and the “Voice typing” option from the “Tools” tab. It is a useful feature to convert voice into written text after allowing the microphone. This guide has demonstrated step-by-step instructions to use the microphone in Google Docs.