How to Add and Use Grammarly in Google Docs

Adding Grammarly to Google Docs is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a writer; it makes editing and proofreading effortless. This article is a step-by-step guide that will show you how to install and use Grammarly in Google Docs.

If you have a google account, you have access to Google Docs. It’s also straightforward; its user interface is easy to navigate and makes collaboration super easy.

On the other hand, Grammarly is the most popular and easily accessible grammar editor; it is also affordable.

You can use the Grammarly app, the web version, or the add-on, but the extension is the best way to use it with Google Docs.

The Grammarly extension for Google Docs can only be used in Chrome browser; if you use a browser other than Chrome, you won’t be able to use the extension.

How to Add and Use Grammarly to Google Docs – Step-By-Step Guide

Here’s a step-by-step guide for adding Grammarly to Google Docs, but first you’ll need to create a Google account to access Google Docs. In addition, if you do have Chrome browser, you’ll have to download it.

1. First, create an account with Grammarly or sign in if you have an account.

2. Then, log in to your account and select “app.”

Another option is to visit the Grammarly Homepage, scroll to the bottom, click on Grammarly for Google Docs or go to Chrome Webstore and search for “Grammarly for Chrome.”

3. When you select Grammarly for Chrome, it will automatically redirect you to the Chrome Webstore.

4. Download the extension by clicking on add extension. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm your decision to add the extension. Once you confirm your selection, the download will begin automatically.

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When the download is finished, the Grammarly icon will appear on the right side of your Google toolbar.

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If you can’t see the Grammarly icon, it’s probably because you have too many extensions installed. You can rearrange them by clicking on the extension icon and repositioning the Grammarly extension.

The final step is to activate the extension is to click on the Grammarly extension and turn it on.

FAQs on How to Add and Use Grammarly Chrome Extension

How Do I Resolve Conflicting Sugeestions Between Grammarly and Spellcheck?

Google Spellcheck is quite subtle; it doesn’t detect as many errors as Grammarly, but it does help auto-correct misspelled words and grammar. However, its suggestions may sometimes contradict Grammarly’s, so here’s how to disable it.

First, click on tools in the left corner of your Google Docs.

 Then, select Spelling and Grammar and untick both spelling and grammar suggestions.


The Grammarly Chrome extension is a handy addition, it saves you a lot of time in proofreading, and it’s also effortless to navigate. If you’d like to maximize Grammarly functionality in Google Docs, the best way is to install the extension.

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