The Google Drive app for Android is adding new options to add annotations to PDF files saved in our account or on the device.

So you will no longer have to resort to third-party tools to leave a comment or annotation in a PDF, since you can do it from the same Drive viewer. We tell you how this new dynamic works.

How to annotate PDFs on your cell phone

The latest update of Google Drive for Android adds the ability to annotate PDF files, either with a stylus or with your finger. A feature that is very easy to use from the PDF preview.

To do this, you just have to open the PDF file in the preview and click on the new icon that you will find at the bottom of the screen. You will see that a bar opens with different types of options for you to make your annotations, from pen, highlighting to an eraser.

Of course, you will be able to choose between different colors and brush strokes, as well as undo and redo tools, among other options. A task that you can perform with your finger or with the stylus. When you finish editing the PDF, with all the annotations or marks, you will see that Drive gives you the option to save a copy of the PDF.

That way, you will have the original file without any editing, and the copy with all your annotations saved. While these are basic editing options, it’s a dynamic that will come in handy on both Android mobile and tablet.

This new feature is rolling out to everyone, but if you don’t see them in your Drive account yet, don’t worry. Check if you have a pending update of the app on Google Play, or wait a few days until it is extended to all users.

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