Google Keep Retroactively Adds Text Formatting to Old Notes

Google Keep is a popular note-taking app that has long lacked some key features, such as rich text formatting. However, Google changed this in August 2023 when it officially rolled out formatting options for the application. However, there was one caveat: the feature only worked on newly created notes.

Key Highlights:

  • Google Keep now supports text formatting options, including bold, italicizing, and underlining text, even in older notes.
  • The formatting options can be accessed by tapping the A icon on the toolbar above the keyboard in the Android app.
  • The feature is currently only available in the Android app and not on the web, but Google is working on bringing it to all platforms soon.

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Now, Google has announced that it is retroactively adding text formatting to older notes. This means that any notes you created before the feature was introduced will now be able to be formatted with bold, italic, and underline text.

The addition of text formatting to older notes in Google Keep is a welcome change for users who have been clamoring for the feature for years. It makes it easier to organize and visually distinguish important information in your notes, and it can also make them more visually appealing.

To format older notes in Google Keep, simply open the note you want to edit and tap the A icon on the toolbar above the keyboard. This will open a menu with the different formatting options. You can then tap the desired option to apply it to the selected text.

To access the formatting options, simply tap the A icon on the toolbar above the keyboard in the Android app. This will open a menu with the different formatting options. You can then tap the desired option to apply it to the selected text.

You can also use text formatting to create lists, tables, and other structured content in your notes. This can make it easier to scan your notes and find the information you need quickly.

Google has said that it is working on bringing text formatting to the web app soon. In the meantime, you can still preserve formatting by pasting formatted text from another word processor into Google Keep. However, you will not be able to edit the formatting once it is pasted.

If you are using the web app, you cannot yet format the text of older notes. However, Google has said that it is working on bringing the feature to all platforms soon.

In the meantime, you can still preserve formatting by pasting formatted text from another word processor into Google Keep. However, you will not be able to edit the formatting once it is pasted.

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