Google just rolled out a new trick for creating Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites or Forums. If you are a frequent Google Docs user, or simply a lazy person who wished there was an easy way to create new docs; Google is here to save that effort.
The company is introducing “.new” domains for creating Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites or Forums instantly just by typing on the search box.
Type “service name.new”
And done! Now, you will be re-directed to a new document/slide/sheet, etc. For example, let’s say you want to make create a new Google spreadsheet. The usual steps include heading over to the homepage and clicking on the “Create a new spreadsheet.”
But with this new Google trick, if you can just type “sheet.new” and voila! You will immediately land on a blank sheet.
Introducing a ✨ .new ✨ time-saving trick for users. Type any of these .new domains to instantly create Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites or Forms ↓ pic.twitter.com/erMTHOsdyH
— Google Docs (@googledocs) October 25, 2018
Google has also acquired all the domain variations that you can come up with. Like “sheet.new” can also be typed as “sheets.new” or “spreadsheet.new.”
Similarly, for creating a new Google slide, you can type “slide.new”, “slides.new”, “deck.new and “presentation.new”.
Even if you end up making a typo, Google has made sure that you end on the right result. Just make sure you don’t type in “www” in the domain box.
— Richelle O'Neil (@richellereads) October 26, 2018
Right after Google announced the new feature on Twitter, many users have welcomed it as “a game changer.” Few went ahead and started asking for other shortcuts as well such as creating new an e-mail through “e-mail.new” or “draw.new” for Google drawings.