Google Documents adds (finally) the universal menu of mentioning other users

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Raise your hand who, since the pandemic began in March 2020, has not seen his work turn into a cluster of endless emails and an infinite pile of collaborative documents in which a few department colleagues participate. What is your case? Well, from Google they have news to streamline everything you do within Workspace. Mentioning is something that everyone knows how to do, especially if they are familiar with Twitter and the famous “universal at-sign menu”, the one that allows us to refer to someone in a message by typing an “@” and then their username . This practice, over the years, has spread to other areas and right now it is very common to see it in the texts of the bodies of emails, WhatsApp, etc. Google remembers the mentions So those of Mountain View, who are sensitive to these practices that become basic usability standards over the years, have decided to introduce it into their word processor, a Google Documents capable of that, when we work on a corporate file, we can make mentions to draw the attention of another person to something that should be especially attended to. As you can see from the screenshots published by Google itself, we will simply have to write an at in the middle of the text to display a menu with many alternatives to link. From names of colleagues from the same organization, or users with personal accounts with whom we have shared that text, to other files that we can attach, lists, tables, etc. According to the North Americans, these changes allow users to “add interactive building blocks to connect people, content and events in a seamless experience.” In this way, it is now easier and faster to carry out that binding thanks to the so-called “universal insertion”, which is capable of “adding […] elements such as tables and images, as well as smart chips directly in Google Docs. “This new menu will not only connect people, but any other element that we have available within the organization, which includes references to meetings associated with that topic, images, etc. These changes have already begun to be distributed by Workspace and personal accounts and will conclude within 15 days, which is the time it takes for Google to reach all corners of the planet.>