How to Show Word Count in the Lower Left Corner of Google Docs?

In this article, I’m going to explain, How you can display Word Count at the lower left corner of your Google Docs screen.

Google Docs is one of the great Free Text Editing Tool on the Internet. Also it has a bunch of great editing options. Some of which is in fact has rolled out recently. For example, The Spelling and Grammar check as well as suggestions, Compare Document, Live Editing and more.

Now, Google Docs team has implemented one more feature that will help writers to find Google Docs more accessible. I am talking about Word Count Feature. All the next generation text editors are now supporting Word Count to find out the number of words present in the article.

Well, Google Docs has this feature available earlier but it was not continuously displaying on the document.

Earlier, When writers want to see the number of words, characters or pages present in the document they either navigate to Tools > Word Count or they can simply use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + C. Well this way the word count wasn’t display all the time at some part of the screen.

Displaying Word Count in Google Docs

Now, in a recent update Google Docs team has added one more suboption called Display Word Count While Typing. Enabling this option will continuously display the word count in Google Doc at the lower left corner of the screen.

New Option in Word Count (Google Docs)

To find this option, you can simply go to Tools > Word Count and there you see a checkbox that says Display Word Count While Typing. Simply, enable the checkbox and the word count shows continuously at the lower left corner of your Google Doc.

Word Count Displaying at the lower left corner of Google Docs

Well, the gradual roll out of this feature starts on September 9, 2019 and will available to everyone in the coming days.

Sanjay likes to Write about Everything Tech.

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