Google Docs introduces emoji reactions for commenting feature

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  1. Google Docs on the web is adding emoji reactions to comments, a year after adding them to the document itself.
  2. Users can now add emojis to comments by tapping a new button in the bottom-right corner of the window to get a full picker.
  3. If somebody has already left an emoji, others can quickly tap it to add their own to the count.
  4. This feature is rolling out over the coming weeks on the web.
  5. The new feature “increases collaboration by enabling you to quickly and creatively express your opinions about document content.”
  6. Another new feature allows users to replace an image in Google Slides using drag-and-drop, rather than using the menu toolbar or right-click.
  7. The YouTube Smart Canvas chip is now coming to Google Sheets, allowing users to add YouTube data, such as the title, description, and video preview, directly into a spreadsheet cell.
  8. Users can simply copy and paste a YouTube link into the cell, hover over it, and click the “Chip” option included in the “Replace URL” hovercard.
  9. A single cell now also supports multiple Smart Chips inserted via the @-menu.
  10. These new features aim to make collaboration and productivity easier and more efficient for Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets users.