Report: Teens are repurposing Google Docs from productivity tool to ‘hot’ chat app

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As evident by Allo’s death earlier this week and the upcoming consumer deprecation of Plus, Google has tried and failed to be relevant in social. However, it now appears that the company might have accidentally stumbled into a presence with Google Docs.

The Atlantic today detailed how Google Docs is one “hot” way for today’s teens to talk. These young users are not even primarily using the built-in live chat (which most teachers aren’t aware of), but rather leveraging the real-time collaborative nature that allows for multiple people to simultaneously add text to a document.

Some kids create a Doc for the day, share it with friends, and then delete once finished. By the end, documents are a long stream of sentences and paragraphs, while users will distinguish themselves by choosing different fonts.


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