Easily add to Google Docs with the new universal @ menu

What’s changing 

As part of our mission to build the future of work, smart canvas enables new ways to collaborate in Google Workspace. This includes smart chips, which enable you to add interactive building blocks to connect people, content, and events into one seamless experience. 

Now, we’ve added a universal insertion menu to easily add things like tables and images, in addition to smart chips, directly in Google Docs. Simply type “@”, and you’ll see a list of recommended files, people, meetings, as well as different content elements and formats to insert into your work. You can also search all available components. 

Typing @ to add to Google Docs

Who’s impacted 

End users 

Why it matters 

A quick and simple way to add rich elements to your content, the universal @ menu makes it easy to preview and read relevant documents, find associated meetings and stakeholders, add tables and images, and more, directly from Google Docs. 

Getting started 

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: There is no end user setting for this feature. Visit the Help Center to learn more about adding items with the @ menu 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers