Google Docs users on Android can now use the app to edit Microsoft Office files. This functionality has been available in the web version since last year and promises to make it easier to collaborate on documents created in programs like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
With the update, you’ll no longer need to copy documents, spreadsheets, and slides to change anything, or insert comments via your smartphone – apart from viewing and sharing content, translating Google Services currently supports native file extensions (.doc,. docx, .dot, .xls, .xlsx, .xlt, .ppt, .pptx, .pps ,, pot) when making edits.
To use them, just open them normally using the Google Docs, Sheets or Slides app. According to Google’s statement, the intention is that users will no longer need to download documents and send email attachments – simply share a link to one of the company’s services.
The new functionality is intended to replace the compatibility mode with Office, which, according to Google, “has more limited features and collaboration capabilities”. The update starts rolling out this Tuesday, September 8, and will reach all G Suite users and personal Google accounts over the next two weeks.
With information: Google