Write with Gemini in Google Docs

Important: This article refers to a feature available to users on work accounts through the Gemini Enterprise and Gemini Business add-ons, and to users on personal accounts through Google One AI Premium.

This feature is also available through our early access testing program, Google Workspace Labs

In Google Docs, you can use the “Help me write ” prompt to suggest text using artificial intelligence. You can use the prompt to:

  • Write new text. For example, you can ask Google Docs to draft a letter or a social media caption.
  • Rewrite existing text. For example, you can rephrase text, or you can make it more formal, more concise, or more detailed.

Supported languages

You can use Gemini in Google Docs in some languages. Learn more about language availability.

Write something new with Gemini in Google Docs

Animation of Labs program features in Docs

  1. On your computer, open a document on Google Docs.
  2. In the document, click where you want to write.
  3. On the left, click Help me write .
  4. Enter a prompt. For example:
    • “Write a poem about the life of a 6 year old boy”
    • “How-to guide for operating a lawn mower”
    • “Thank you letter after an interview"
Tip: For better results, write instructions instead of questions. For example: "Write an event plan for a summit on tech design."
  1. Click Create.
  2. (Optional) After generating the text, you can:
    • Send feedback about the suggested text: Click Good suggestion or Bad suggestion .
    • Edit your prompt: At the top of the pop-up window, click the prompt. Edit your prompt and click Update.
    • Rewrite the suggested text: Click Refine and choose an option:
      • Tone: Select Formal or Casual
      • Summarize: Gives the key points of the text
      • Bulletize: Formats the text into a bulleted list
      • Elaborate: Adds details to build upon the text
      • Shorten: Makes the text more concise
      • Retry: Create a new version of the text.
        • Important: After creating a new version, you can’t go back to the previous version.
  3. When you’re finished, click Insert.

Rewrite text with Gemini in Google Docs

  1. On your computer, open a document on Google Docs.
  2. Select the text you want to rewrite.
  3. On the left, click Help me write .
  4. Choose an option from the menu:
    • Tone: Select Formal or Casual
    • Summarize: Gives the key points of the text
    • Bulletize: Formats the text into a bulleted list
    • Elaborate: Adds details to build upon the text
    • Shorten: Makes the text more concise
    • Rephrase: Rewords the text
    • Custom: You can also write your own prompt to refine the text.
  5. (Optional) After generating the text, you can:
    • Send feedback about the suggested text: Click Good suggestion or Bad suggestion .
    • Edit your prompt: At the top of the pop-up window, click the prompt. Edit your prompt and click Update.
    • Continue refining the suggested text: Click Refine and repeat step 4.
    • Create a new version of the text: Click Refine and then Retry.
      • Important: After creating a new version, you can’t go back to the previous generated version.
  6. Choose an option:
    • Click Replace to accept the new text.
    • Click Insert to add the new text under the existing text.
    • Click Close Close to keep your existing text.

Give feedback on generated text

Gemini for Google Workspace is constantly learning and may not be able to support your request.

If you get a suggestion that’s inaccurate or that you feel is unsafe, you can let us know by submitting feedback.

  1. Below the generated text, click Good suggestion or Bad suggestion .
  2. If you click Bad suggestion , you can select the issue you found and enter additional feedback.
  3. Click Submit.

To provide general feedback on this feature, at the top, go to Help and then Help Docs improve.

To report a legal issue, create a request.

Learn about Gemini feature suggestions

  • Gemini feature suggestions don’t represent Google’s views, and should not be attributed to Google.
  • Don’t rely on Gemini features as medical, legal, financial or other professional advice.
  • Gemini features may suggest inaccurate or inappropriate information. Your feedback makes Gemini more helpful and safe.
  • Enterprise end users can submit feedback about their experience using this feature. End users are informed before they submit feedback that the feedback data shouldn’t contain personal, sensitive, or confidential information.
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