Google Adds Video Viewer To Docs

Google has updated its online cloud-based productivity suite Google Docs with the ability to upload, share and store video files.

The company had already started to allow Docs users to upload other file types on the platform, but had not implemented a way to view video files in the browser. The update will allow users to watch the videos on a built-in player within the browser.

According to Google, the video file should be no larger than 1GB and should have a maximum resolution of 1920x1080. Adobe's Flash player will be required to stream the videos.

Google Docs supports a wide range of formats, including WebM files, .MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files, .AVI and .WMV.

“Please note that some videos uploaded earlier last year might not have been processed yet and will be available soon. Also, newly uploaded videos may take some time to process before they are available for viewing,” the company said in a blog post.