Google is including native assist for eSignatures to Docs and Drive in an try and make it simpler for customers to request signatures and signal paperwork from inside its cloud-based productiveness software program, the company has announced. Google is now releasing the flexibility to request and depart eSignatures in beta, after greater than a yr of testing the feature in alpha.
Screenshots revealed by Google present how Docs and Drive customers will be capable to request a full signature or initials from recipients, and there’s additionally a “date signed” field that may be set to auto-fill. A number of signature requests will be generated from the identical template contract, and Google says it additionally consists of the flexibility to trace the standing of pending signatures. It sounds such as you’ll solely be capable to request signatures from Gmail customers in the interim; Google’s weblog submit notes that “the flexibility to request an eSignature from non-Gmail customers” gained’t arrive till later this yr.
Though the characteristic is leaving alpha and coming into beta, Google’s eSignature characteristic gained’t be broadly obtainable to all Workspace customers simply but. Workspace particular person subscribers will get entry to an open beta of the characteristic within the subsequent couple of weeks, however different Workspace Enterprise or Enterprise subscribers will solely get entry if their admins particularly request it via this form. There’s no point out of if or when the characteristic may come to Google’s free private accounts.