Google has created a new font for faster reading, which will roll out to Google Docs, Google Sheets, as well as Google Slides. The faster reading font is titled Lexend and it was created by Thomas Jockin. Google indicates that the font is aimed at students, in order to help them read quicker. To access the new font, users can go to the Font menu, which is located in the toolbar. Users can search Lexend in order to select it.
The Lexend font is available in eight different versions, and it presents much like any other typical font type. However, Hockin used data derived from a number of studies on the matter. The Lexend font uses variable technology and has expanded character spacing as well as font-outlined shapes -- all of which combine to expedite the reading process.