How to Add Image Watermarks in Google Docs

Google Docs is a great way to create new documents on the fly. We can use it from any device that is connected to the internet. It is freely available to anyone who has a Google account. Basically, anyone who owns an Android smartphone can start using Google Docs to create, edit or print various documents. It can save documents in the popular Microsoft Office compatible formats too.

Now it has a new feature called watermarking using which we can add image watermarks to your documents. As of now the watermarking can be done only using an image but Google promises text based watermarking feature coming soon to Google Docs.

So here is how you can quickly watermark any document in Google Docs:

  1. Visit Google Docs at, login to your Google account and open the document that you want to watermark.
  2. From the Google Docs menubar, select Insert and then Watermark. Alternatively, you can type @ and from the menu that appears, choose Watermark.Insert Watermark in Google Docs
  3. Click on the watermark edit window and it will open an image selection window. You can upload an image from your computer, search Google Images for one, find one from your Google Drive, or specify a direct URL for an image.Insert Watermark in Google Docs
  4. In the watermark options, you can choose to make the watermark faded and resize it to appear better in the document. Depending on the type and size of the original images, different type of watermark formatting is required. Click on the Done button and you have finished adding the watermark.Insert Watermark in Google Docs

These watermarks will be repeated on every page of your document. This is useful for marking the status of a file, such as “Specimen Copy” or “Draft Copy” etc. If you are creating a document for sharing publicly, then you can also add the logo of your organization as the copyright watermark in the document.