Google Docs rolling out new stylistic writing suggestions marked by purple underlines

In addition to Smart Compose, grammar corrections, and spelling autocorrect, Google Docs is now rolling out writing suggestions that feature a purple underline to help with tone, style, and word choice.

Google Docs will mark the following “stylistic and writing ” suggestions with a purple underline:

  • Alternate wording
  • Using active voice 
  • Making sentence structure more concise 
  • Use of more inclusive language 
  • Potential inappropriate words 

This joins the red squiggly line for misspellings and blue underlines on grammar errors. Selecting an underline (with your cursor) will provide a brief description with the ability to implement the change, ignore, send feedback, or open settings. 

They appear as you type to “help guide you when there are opportunities to avoid repeated or unnecessary words, helping diversify your writing and ensuring you’re using the most effective word for the situation.” 

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