Google announced in a blog post that it has renewed the design of the documents. Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slide products in Google Workspace will be aligned with the Material Design 3 design system.
It is noteworthy that the design changes in Google documents are in harmony with the renewed look of Gmail. It seems that Google prefers to use darker tones to distinguish elements such as the toolbar and comments from the white document page. Another change is noticeable in the “Share” button. It is worth noting that the Share button is more rounded, unlike the slightly rounded rectangle that Google currently uses for the button.
Alongside the design changes, Google will begin to offer 3rd party application integration. The Smart Chips feature, first announced in October, allows users to add 3rd party applications directly to documents.
Supported apps include Atlassian, Asana, Figma, Miro, Tableau, and ZenDesk. Application integrations are expected to be released in the coming weeks.
In addition, the company will also launch its own Smart Chips integrations. These integrations include voting with emoji, stopwatch and date shortcut for Sheets, and calendar invite chips for Docs.
It should also be noted that the company focuses on ready-made templates that take variables into account. Thus, it is aimed to quickly perform repetitive tasks in the workflow through Google documents. It is possible to say that Google documents focuses on both maintaining its position in the market and increasing the productivity of users by renewing itself.