Google Docs gets watermark support and wider commenting frameworks

Google Docs has been given an option to add watermarks to documents. Also, the comment boxes on the side are widened, making it possible to read more feedback without having to expand it.

Watermarks can be added to documents as images. These will then appear in the background of the document. With the wider comment boxes, messages can now consist of fifty characters. Previously, 35 was the maximum, regardless of how much space was left on the side of the image. This change should improve readability.

The change to the size of the comment boxes and the addition of watermarks are now rolling out on the web version of Google Docs. The latter is currently only being rolled out for users who have opted for the Rapid Release channel.

The extent to which the new features will also be available on the Android and iOS versions of Google Docs has not been announced. Last year, the Android app did get access to the function to edit Office files.