“Building upon the recently announced emoji reaction feature, you can now express yourself in a new way by searching for and inserting emojis directly in line with your text in Google Docs,” Google said in a blog post.
Users can very easily add an emoji directly in line with the text in Google Docs. In order to use the feature, users will have to type ‘@’ followed by a descriptor, such as ‘@smile’.
Users can also access the dropdown list of emojis and the option to navigate the entire catalogue of emojis by typing ‘@:’ or ‘:’. The company has started a gradual rollout of this new feature and it is expected to be available for everybody in the next 15 days.
Recently, Google introduced a new feature for Docs. With this new feature, you can assign a checklist item to yourself or a colleague that will then show up in the assignee’s Tasks list. When edits are made to an assigned item in Tasks, such as a change to the title, due date or completion state, those updates will show in the Doc, and vice versa.