All of us who use a laptop or a computer for our work and do different presentations know that Google has made our lives easier and simpler. Google offers one of the most prominent and powerful collaborative tools such as Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets. All these are not just limited to G Suite users. One another such tool is Dropbox. It is also created by none other than Google.
In short, with these tools, Google allows you to work with your colleagues and friends, and business partners together on a project at any time and that also from any place. Recently, the tech giant perked up the productivity by allowing users to collaborate on MS Office files from the web. According to the latest news, Google is enabling this feature for G Suite users on the Android platform too.
So far it is being heard that the company will try to help users boost their mobile productivity by giving them the option to upload any MS Office files such as a Word file or an Excel file or a PowerPoint file to Google Drive. The best part is just like a Google Doc, users will be able to jointly work with others in real-time without the need to convert them to any other format.
It must be noted that all three apps, including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides have been updated with this feature. Users don’t have to manually opt for any option to use these features because it is enabled by default and admins don’t need to change any settings to enable this collaboration.
Today, in its official blog post, Google states that “feature brings the collaborative and assistive features of G Suite to your Microsoft Office files when you’re using your Android device.”
One of the core benefits of this feature is that you won’t have to go through the hassle of converting your Office files individually into another format. This will not only just save your time but also streamline your workflow by improving sharing options available in G Suite. As of now, the feature started rolling and it is estimated that by the end of the next two weeks, this feature will reach everyone.
Check out the list of supported file formats in each of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint:
Word files: .doc, .docx, .dot
Excel files: .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt
Powerpoint files: .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .pot