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How to View Word Count on Google Docs

Viewing word count on Google Docs is a simple task and here's how you can do that on PC and Android:

PC

Sign into Google Docs.

Open the document. Click on "Tools" and then click "Word count" option.

That's all. Now, you can see "Word count" popup where you can see the word count of the entire document beside "Words."

Word count popup showing word count of the entire document

Also, you need to remember the following two things:

You can do the same task by using the shortcut - Ctrl + Shift + C.

You can ​view word count for selective text too. And, you can do that by just selecting the text for which you want to see word count and then use the shortcut or steps above.

Word count of the selected text on Google Docs

​Note: ​Keep in mind that the word count shown on Google Docs (web version and app) doesn't include footnotes, headers, and footers.

Android

Open "Google Docs" app and then open the document.

Hit the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top. Now, you can see "Word Count" option. Tap on it.

That's all. Now, you can see the word count of the whole document beside "Words."

Word count of the entire document

​Keep in mind that you can ​see word count for selective text too. To do that, select the text and then follow the above steps.

Word count of the selected text

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