Users can "write" out what they want to communicate using a mouse or touchpad and Google will do its best to create a typed version of the words.
An input box will display likely matches for the handwritten word. Users can click on the intended word and go on writing.
While it works for English, Google said it's intended for complicated alphabets like Japanese or Hindi where drawing out a character is sometimes easier than typing it, CNN reported Thursday.
The tool will support 50 languages in Gmail, while Google Docs users can select one of 20 languages.
In Gmail or Docs, the tool will be found under the Languages setting in the General tab.
"Handwriting input makes the Internet easier to use by people worldwide and is also part of a larger effort to break the barrier between languages," Google's Xiangye Xia said in a blog post announcing the feature.
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