Google Docs Adds GIF Insertion into Documents

Google Docs has an update rolling out today that brings the ability for you to insert a GIF animation into a document… and it not break!  The update comes into Google Docs but there are also updates to Google Sheets and Google Slides too.  All of these updates are in rapid release which means that users should see the updated versions of these apps hit their devices over the course of the next few days.

For all three apps, you now have the ability to not only view your Trash folder for the app but also restore files from your trash folder.  Now you don’t have to go to the desktop version of Docs, Sheets or Slides to do a file restore.

As for Google Docs, if you are using Google Keyboard, you can now search for and insert an animated GIF into your document and it remain intact.  So, when you share the file with others, they will

Google Docs for Android
Google Docs for Android

see the animation and not just one frame of it.  While it isn’t the biggest feature in the world, given how many of us use GIFs in documents and presentations, the addition is certainly welcome.

The updated builds of Docs, Sheets and Slides are just now rolling out into the Google Play Store but you should see them hit your phone soon.