What is the current URL to create a new Google Document please? Since Google last updated their Docs the old URL does not work.

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You can create a new doc, spreadsheet, presentation or drawing via the following URLs:

If you're using the paid version of Google Apps, the URLs need to include your domain name:

(Correct as of Feb 2018, but liable to change.)

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    How to make it creating google document in specific folder of google drive? Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 17:29
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    Is there a URL parameter to create a doc using a specific template?
    – Mu Mind
    Commented Dec 2, 2015 at 1:37
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    To make create a Google Document in a specific folder, see this answer
    – jaycer
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 16:41
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    @kolo The URL to create a new Google Drive Spreadsheet has changed to : docs.google.com/spreadsheets/create
    – sam
    Commented Nov 9, 2017 at 11:07

Here are some easier-to-remember and faster-to-type links for creating new Google Docs. As of Nov 5, 2018, these all work.

Note that if you are signed in to Google with multiple accounts (say, personal and work in the same browser), it might not ask you which account you would like to use and may immediately create a document under your first account.

  • If you're using Google Apps for Business, the URL is slightly different: https://docs.google.com/a/your.domain.com/document/create
    – Simon East
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 8:31

You can also create a document with a given document name:



Edit: Links are now broken.

I realize that this question is as old as the original answer is outdated. The new URL for document creation is https://drive.google.com/document/create, likewise with other new Drive-related files.

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    The docs.google isn't outdated, it still works.
    – Jacob Jan
    Commented Oct 28, 2014 at 19:01

There is now a fancy new way: the .new gTLD.

Per QZ, all these URLs now work:

  • Docs: doc.new, docs.new, document.new
  • Forms: form.new, forms.new
  • Sheets: sheet.new, sheets.new, spreadsheet.new
  • Sites: site.new, sites.new, website.new
  • Slides: slides.new, deck.new, presentation.new

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