How To Highlight In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to highlight in Google Docs.

How To Highlight In Google Docs

Highlighting text in Google Docs can be a great way to draw attention to certain keywords, phrases, or paragraphs in your document. It can also be helpful for quickly skimming through a document to find the key points.

In this guide, we will show you how to highlight your text in Google Docs. We will also explain some of the options you have for customizing your highlight color and how to remove existing highlighted text.

How to Highlight Text in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to highlight text in google docs.

Step 1

First, open a Google Docs document that you want to highlight.

Step 2

Use your cursor to select the word, phrase, or paragraph you want to highlight.

In our example above, we want to highlight an entire sentence with a yellow color.

Step 3

Click on the Highlight color icon in the toolbar.

Step 4

You can choose what color to use for highlighting text.

If your desired color does not appear in the provided palette, you can select Custom to access a more advanced color picker to choose your highlight color.

Step 5

After selecting a color, the text should now be highlighted.

Step 6

To remove a highlight, use your cursor to select the highlighted text.

Click on the Highlight icon again and select the None option.

This action should remove the highlight from the selected text.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to highlight in Google Docs.

You may make a copy of this sample document to test it out on your own.