How to Enable Grammarly on Google Docs

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Grammarly is an AI-powered writing assistant that helps you write clearer and more effectively. It checks your text for grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, style, tone, and more.

With over 30 million daily active users, Grammarly has become an essential writing tool for students, professionals, bloggers, and anyone who writes.

While Grammarly offers dedicated apps for Microsoft Office and email programs, many people use Google Docs for writing. The good news is that you can enable Grammarly in Google Docs as well.

In this step-by-step guide, I will show you how to add Grammarly to Google Docs to supercharge your writing.

Step 1: Install the Grammarly Browser Extension

The first step is to install the Grammarly browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. This will allow Grammarly to work across different websites and apps, including Google Docs.

Here are the steps to install Grammarly on Chrome browser:

  1. Open the Grammarly browser extension page
  2. Click on “Install Now”
  3. Click “Add to Chrome” in the popup
  4. A new tab will open. Sign up for a new Grammarly account or log in if you already have one

That’s it! Grammarly is now added to your browser.

Step 2: Enable Grammarly on Google Docs

Once Grammarly is installed on your browser, you need to enable it for Google Docs:

  1. Open any document on Google Docs
  2. Look for the Grammarly icon in the bottom right (it looks like a green G)
  3. Click on the icon
  4. In the popup, toggle “Check for writing suggestions in Google Docs” to ON
  5. Grammarly is now enabled for the current document

You’ll need to repeat steps 2-5 for each new document on Google Docs to start using Grammarly.

Alternatively, you can keep “Check for writing suggestions in Google Docs” enabled by default in the Grammarly browser extension settings. This way, Grammarly will be enabled automatically whenever you open or create a document on Google Docs.

Step 3: Set Goals for Your Document (Premium Only)

Grammarly Premium users have access to the Goals feature that lets you define the intent, audience, domain, tone, and formality for a document. Based on your goals, Grammarly gives you custom writing suggestions.

Here’s how to set goals in Google Docs with Grammarly:

  1. Make sure Grammarly is enabled on your Google Doc (see Step 2)
  2. Click the Grammarly icon
  3. In the sidebar, click “Set Goals For This Document”
  4. Choose options for Audience, Domain, Intent, Tone, and Formality
  5. Click “Done”

Grammarly will now give you personalized feedback tailored to your document goals.

Step 4: Use Grammarly Suggestions in Google Docs

Once enabled, Grammarly analyzes your text and underlines any issues it detects with red or gray squiggles.

Here is how to use Grammarly corrections in Google Docs:

  1. Hover over the underlined text to see Grammarly’s suggestions
  2. Click on the suggestion you want to accept
  3. Grammarly will automatically make the correction

Alternatively, open the Grammarly sidebar to see all the suggestions and apply them from there.

The free version of Grammarly offers corrections for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and conciseness. Premium users also get suggestions for clarity, engagement, delivery, and more advanced checks.

Step 5: Use Additional Grammarly Features

Along with real-time corrections, Grammarly has some other great features to further refine your writing:

  • Vocabulary Enhancement – Get synonym and adjective recommendations to spice up bland sentences.
  • Tone Detector – Checks if your tone is confident, optimistic, friendly or formal enough for the audience.
  • Readability Score – See the reading level of your text based on vocabulary and sentence length.
  • Plagiarism Checker – Catch unoriginal content by checking your document against over 8 billion web pages.
  • Genre-Specific Writing Style Guides – Get tailored advice for different types of writing like academic essays, business reports, creative fiction etc.

Enable these advanced features through the Grammarly desktop app or browser extension settings.


Adding Grammarly to Google Docs takes just a few minutes but can drastically improve your writing skills over time. The AI assistant acts like an extra pair of eyes, catching tricky mistakes that we often miss while writing quickly.

With its detailed insights and great features for enhancing text, Grammarly is a must-have companion for all your writing projects on Google Docs.

So stop struggling with errors that hurt your credibility. Install the Grammarly browser extension now to write effectively and confidently!

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