Grammarly in Google Docs: How to Use It

Use Grammarly to improve your writing.

Many people use Google Docs as their primary word processor for writing anything from emails to articles. Many people rely on the built-in spell checker in Docs since writing well is difficult. Although the built-in spell checker does a good job, outside services might provide more useful advice. One of the greatest Chrome extensions, Grammarly provides a more thorough check of your spelling and grammar. Additionally, if you recently switched from a laptop to a high-end Chromebook, you probably miss Microsoft Word’s Editor and other sophisticated capabilities. But don’t worry, Grammarly is a solid Google Docs plugin that competes with Microsoft Editor.

How to install Grammarly

To start using Grammarly, you first have to install it.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Go to the Chrome Web Store.The Chrome Web Store homepage
  3. Navigate to the Grammarly extension page.
  4. Click the Add to Chrome button.The Grammarly page in the Chrome Web Store
  5. In the dialog box that pops up, tap the Add extension button.Add Grammarly extension dialog box
  6. Once you install the extension, a tab opens and prompts you to sign in or make a Grammarly account.

Grammarly is then installed in your Chrome browser after a little delay. Although you may install Grammarly on other well-known browsers like Safari, Edge, and Firefox, utilising Chrome will give you the greatest results.

How to enable Grammarly in Google Docs

Since Grammarly is now installed, let’s make sure it’s enabled and ready for use in Google Docs.

  1. Open a Google Doc.
  2. Click the Grammarly extension icon in the upper-right corner of your browser.
  3. Flip the Check for writing suggestions on Google Docs toggle switch to on.The Grammarly Chrome extension menu open when in a Google Doc
  4. Grammarly is now ready to use in a Google Doc.

How to use Grammarly in Google Docs

Now that Grammarly is installed and enabled, let’s use it in a Google Doc. Grammarly has a number of different features when using it in Google Docs. Let’s take a look and what Grammarly can do.

  • Red underlines: When you’re typing, Grammarly shows any suggestions it has with a red underline. If you hover over the underline, it shows the suggested correction. You can accept or reject Grammarly’s suggestion in each instance.An expanded Grammarly suggestion in Google Docs
  • The Grammarly icon: When you’re in a Google Doc with Grammarly enabled, there is an icon in the lower-right corner. This icon tells you information at a glance. When the icon displays a spinning wheel, Grammarly is checking your work. If the icon is green, Grammarly does not see any issues with your writing. When the icon turns red with a number inside it, that means Grammarly has identified some issues.A Google Doc with a red Grammarly icon with a one in it
  • The Grammarly sidebar: To see an in-depth list of suggestions, click the Grammarly icon, which opens the Grammarly Sidebar. You can see the edits in the sidebar, and clicking a suggestion gives a more in-depth description of the edit.A Google Doc with the Grammarly sidebar open and a suggestion expanded in the sidebar
  • Goal setting: Grammarly allows you to set goals for your writing. You can set goals for the audience, formality, domain, and intent of your piece. Each goal has different options depending on if you’re a free or premium subscriber. To modify these goals, open the Grammarly Sidebar and click the target with an arrow in it at the top.The Grammarly Set goals options in a Google Doc

Get your grammar on

Using Grammarly in Google Docs is a simple way to improve your writing. Just install it, enable it, and you’re good to go. Yes, Google’s word processor is a powerful tool, and you can make it even more useful with some of our favorite Google Docs tips and tricks.

Rakhi Kale

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