Google Docs Mobile Update for Page Breaking

  • Polad Aladi
  • 24 Jan 2022

Google is one of the most sought-after platforms for working with documents. Here you can find options for any industry: from economics to journalism. The opportunity to synchronize materials across devices allows you to work with them anywhere and anytime. Google also regularly improves its applications with updates, and Docs is a prime example. At the end of 2021, the developers added several convenient features at once, such as automatically replacing a hyphen with an em dash and blocking unwanted comments. They also optimized table management.

Now it's Docs Mobile's turn. Launched in 2014, this app provides most of the Google Docs experience on Android and iOS devices. On January 20th, 2022, the company published the news on its Google Workspace Updates blog about the arrival of a new feature. You can now add a page break before paragraphs. To do it, simply hit the "Format" button, enter the "Paragraph" tab, and select the "Add page break before" option. Previously, this feature appeared in the service's web version, so its addition to the mobile application was predictable.

The new function will especially appeal to authors of large texts to unify formatting throughout the work. With it, headings and subheadings will always start on a new page. If you already have a finished file in Microsoft Word with a page break applied, it is preserved when you format it. Thanks to it, you do not have to spend time re-editing.

The feature will be available by default and will not require admin control. All Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and G Suite Business customers will have access. However, its launch will be gradual. So, the wait can be up to 7 days for Android device owners, starting from January 20th, 2022. And if you have iOS, you will have to wait longer, up to 15 days. As with other Google Docs features, you can check out the Google Help guide for more information.

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