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How To Use Grammarly on google docs

As an online writer, spell checking and making sure your sentences flow is one of the final and most essential steps in writing, especially if you’re planning on publishing it out there on the big wide web.

Grammarly has become a must-have for many to check their spelling and grammar before publishing.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to use Grammarly for google docs, and while it’s still currently in beta, we’ll see if it performs well?

grammarly with google docs
Grammarly is available on the Google Chrome store.

Can I add Grammarly to Google Docs?

To use Grammarly for Google Docs, you can download the Google Chrome extension from the Google Chrome Store, and it will automatically be added to Google Docs as an extension. 

Once installed, Grammarly scans and checks the content of your Google Docs for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors and recommends replacements or corrections.

Is Grammarly for Google Docs still in beta?

Currently, the extension is still in beta. While it works well in most cases, there are still some drawbacks when it’s still in beta.

Even if you have a Premium Account, you won’t be able to access the Premium features within Google Docs. Basically, your use is limited to a free account. 

Which is too bad, because the premium features are well worth it.

How to download and use Grammarly in Google Docs

Quick steps to download and installing Grammarly so you can use it inside of google docs.

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser on your PC or Mac computer
  2. Go to the Google Chrome Store and search for Grammarly
  3. Find Grammarly and Install it to Chrome
  4. If you haven’t already, create a free Grammarly account and use that account to login to the Grammarly extension.

How to use Grammarly on Google Docs

Click on the Grammarly icon and login if necessary. 

You can click the icon again to turn it on or off and to adjust your scan settings.

How do I know if Grammarly is correctly installed on Google Docs?

When you open any document in Google Docs, you should see a pop-up window telling you that you’ve gained access to the beta version. 

Just look for the Grammarly logo in the lower right corner. That means it works! (If the document you’re opening is long, you may see a message asking you to confirm that you want to review the entire document).

Once Grammarly is installed and set up, you can see the total number of suggested changes to your document by clicking the icon in the lower right corner. 

Click the Edit Suggestions icon in the lower right corner to review Grammarly’s suggestions. 

Suggested edits are displayed as red underlined text. You can move the cursor over the text to see the suggested edit. 

Grammarly suggests to the users to go through and edit the article one by one. I find this a beneficial addition to Chrome, as it is very easy to miss some of these edits while working on an article in google docs. 

To accept a suggested edit from Grammarly, simply move the mouse pointer over the selection and click on the suggestion. If you like the suggestion, click on it or to reject it, move your mouse pointer under the suggestion on the little bin icon to ignore.


As my writing has become almost 100% digital, as opposed to the old way of pen and paper, using grammar checkers is becoming more and more necessary.

Hopefully, this article has helped get you started in using Grammarly on Google Docs.

About Nancy Stearns

Nancy started off as an avid book reader. After reading one too many romance novels (really... is it ever really enough?), she decided to jump to the other side and started writing her own stories.

She now shares what she has learned (the good and the not so good) here at ActWritersBlog, hoping she can inspire more up and coming wordsmiths to take the leap and share their own stories with the world.