How To Voice Type On Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

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

How To Voice Type On Google Docs

Looking for a way to quickly type up a document without having to use your keyboard? Voice typing is a great tool that allows you to dictate your words into Google Docs. This tool be helpful if you need to type something quickly and don’t have time to type it out. It can also be a great way to save time if you are someone who finds typing tedious. In this guide, we will show you how to use voice typing on Google Docs so you can start typing with your voice in no time.

How to Use Speech-to-Text in Google Docs

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

Step 1

First, open up a document you want to work on with the Voice Typing feature.

Step 2

Select Tools > Voice typing to access the voice typing feature. You may also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + S.

Step 3

A pop-up dialog box with a microphone icon will appear. Click on the microphone icon and start speaking.

You may also choose what language to type in.

Do note that the Voice Type feature will only work if your browser has access to your device’s microphone. Ensure that your microphone is not blocked by your browser’s settings.

Step 4

The microphone icon will turn red and will start listening to what you say.

There may be a slight delay between recording your speech and the actual typing on the document. A gray ring around the microphone indicates it is currently processing your speech into text.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to Voice Type on Google Docs.

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