Google Docs Android app achieves 1 bn installations on Play Store

The Android app of Google Docs, a Cloud-based word processor that comes free with every Google account, has achieved 1 billion installations on the Play Store.
Google released the Google Docs Android app in 2014.

The application crossed 500 million downloads in October 2018 after four years from its launch, according to a report in Android Police. It surpassed the next 500 million within two years as people around the world have been working and continuing their education at home due to global pandemic.

Since Google Docs is a free-to-use service, it is the most preferred word processor.

Soon after rebranding the G Suite to Google Workspace, the US-based technology giant has added a new feature called ‘Mentions’ for its productivity tools.

The Mention feature will allow users to mention another user right into the Google docs.

To mention someone in Docs, users need to type the @ symbol and choose the contact from the dropdown menu. Users can also mention multiple contacts at a time.

That 1 billion installs figure is bolstered a little, as Google Docs does come pre-installed on millions of the Android and Chrome OS devices sold globally each year.

Google Docs is now up there with the bigwigs like Dropbox and Netflix, which passed the one-billion count this summer.