Embed Google Drawings in Google Docs

What’s changing

Now you can embed Google Drawings files saved in Drive into Google Docs and update the content of linked drawings embedded in Docs. When the source file is updated, you’ll see an “Update” button in the upper right hand corner of the embedded drawing.

Embed Google Drawings in Google Docs
Embed Google Drawings in Google Docs

Who’s impacted

End users

Why you’d use it

Instead of having to create drawings manually in a document, you can embed drawings from Drive in a document and refresh the content to keep it current. When you embed a drawing, the drawing is placed in the document, but linked to the original in Google Drawings. By using the “Update” button, you can update the drawing’s content with one click if changes are made to the source file. You can also choose to unlink drawings at a later date.

How to get started

  • Admins: No action needed. 
  • End users: This feature can be accessed from the “Insert” menu in Docs. For further instructions, check out the Help Center