Google introduced the discussions feature to Google Docs not too long ago, and recently they’ve managed to update it with some new features to make it even more useful. The discussion pane has now been improved, which makes it easier to figure out which part of the document users are talking about. It’s also been given a visual tune up to look nicer.
Users can now access document statistics to see who’s actually been looking at the documents – now you’ll know if people have really been truthful when they tell you they’ve “looked through your work”. Discussions can also now be collapsed, saving space and showing you only the most recent messages of a long thread that’s going on.
Email notifications have also been improved, now showing the entire discussion in reverse chronological order, showing you the selected text with the most recent comment, and then only displaying the full thread in chronological order below. How many of you actually make use of this discussion feature of Google Docs?
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