Autocorrect for Google Docs on web

February 18, 2020

Autocorrect will be available on or after 2/18/20 for Google Docs on the web. Last year, Google improved as-you-type spelling and grammar corrections in Gmail. Now, that functionality is in Google Docs on the web.

Misspelled words will automatically be corrected while typing and denoted with a grey dashed underline. As you continue typing, this dashed line will disappear.

If you need to undo a correction, you can hit backspace, select “Undo” while hovering over the autocorrected word, or use keyboard shortcuts like Command+Z

This feature will be ON by default and can be disabled by going to Tools > Preferences and unchecking “Automatically correct spelling." Visit the Help Center to learn more about using autocorrect in Google Docs.