Handwriting input lets you to write down words directly with mouse or trackpad. Handwriting supports over 50 languages.

To use handwriting input, the first step is to enable Input Tools. Follow instructions to enable Input Tools in Search, Gmail, Google Drive, Youtube, Translate, Chrome and Chrome OS. Note that handwriting input of some languages may be unvailable in some of the products above.

Watch this tutorial video to learn how to use handwriting input in Google Input Tools Chrome extension.

Handwriting input is represented by a pencil .When using handwriting input, move your trakpad/mouse to the handwriting panel. Keep pressing down the trackpad/mouse to draw characters. Candidate characters mapping your handwriting will display. Select a candidate by clicking on the character, or press ENTER or SPACE key to select the first candidate.