Google Docs is adding a new option dedicated to teamwork. So that editing documents or working on files in a group is not frustrating, Google Docs implements a new dynamic to know when you can count on your collaborators.
Google Docs adds a new feature for teamwork
Most communication and teamwork apps have implemented a series of changes in their dynamics to make it easier to work from home. Trying to coordinate projects remotely is not as easy as it seems for those who are used to working in an office.
Google has been one of the first to update its ecosystem of services to adapt it to the new needs of users. And one of the latest changes to be implemented is found in Google Docs, which adds a new option that enhances its collaborative work functions.
One of the options offered by Google Docs to create and edit documents between collaborators is the possibility of leaving comments pointing out some part of the text. This makes it easier to leave suggestions, order changes, or discuss ideas, beyond the space found in any messaging app.
But it can be frustrating if you expect your collaborator to make a change or give you feedback on a document if you don’t know at what point you will be able to agree on the edit. Google solves this problem by adding additional information in the comments.
When you mention a collaborator in the comments or in a thread, Google Docs will display a small message stating that the contact is “out of the office” and will return on a certain date, as you see in the image above.
This is an automatic action that is triggered in Google Docs from the Calendar information. Of course, in order to display the Calendar status of our collaborator, it is necessary to enable his schedule and availability by creating an “Out of office” event and to grant the necessary permissions to share this information.