Google has finally updated its Google Docs with the new feature. It now offers better voice typing as well as brought improved automatic captions in Google Slides.
When viewing a Google Doc, Tools > Voice Typing opens a floating microphone that accepts input until you click again. You can also edit and format with your voice.
The upcoming update will “reduce transcription errors and minimize lost audio,” but Google doesn’t provide any specific examples. Google Docs voice typing will also get “expanded availability to most major browsers.” At the moment, this feature is “only available in Chrome browsers” and does not work in Safari.
These features are rolling out now and will be fully available over the next month for both free and paid Workspace tiers.